Austin — Elderly Man Killed in Rear-End Collision on Texas State Highway 45
Posted on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 9:48 pm by Williams Hart
On Saturday, April 6, 2019, a rear-end collision occurred in Austin, Texas, and it claimed the life of an elderly man.
According to Austin Police, Wing Cheung Chou, 69, was traveling eastbound in the 14100 block of Texas State Highway 45 with a female passenger in a 2010 blue Honda when all of a sudden, he lost control and slid into a concrete barrier before rear-ending a parked Austin Fire Department vehicle.
Chou suffered critical life-threatening injuries while his passenger had serious but not life-threatening injuries. Both of them were transported to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center where Chou was later pronounced dead.
Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Wing Cheung Chou. Alas, he is not the only one whose life is taken away by a car accident. Car accidents are a problem in this day and age, and yet, they still continue to happen on a regular basis. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.
A particular kind of vehicular accident that is fairly common in the United States is a rear-end collision. It has been reported that there are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions in the U.S. every year, and from that number, roughly 1,700 people die while another 500,000 are injured. The National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) also notes that 87% of rear-end collisions happened simply because the driver was not paying attention to the road.
Car accidents, especially rear-end collisions, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/rear-end collisions, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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