Crosby — DUI Accident Injures At Least 7 People, Including 2 Pregnant Women
Posted on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at 11:27 pm
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019, a three-car crash occurred in Crosby, Texas, and it injured at least seven people, including two pregnant women.
According to authorities, 19-year-old Jordon Paris, who was intoxicated, ran a stop sign and struck an eastbound SUV at 18000 Crosby Freeway. A few moments later, another truck that was traveling behind the SUV struck Paris’s Ford vehicle.
The collision resulted to at least seven people seriously injured. Two of the injured are pregnant women, and they were passengers in the Ford vehicle. All of the injured victims were brought to the hospital.
Paris was arrested and charged with intoxication assault.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this particular accident. Alas, there are countless victims who suffered the same fate because of a car accident. Car accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. 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.
The three common causes of car accidents are speeding, driving while distracted, and DUI (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol). DUI, in particular, is quite appalling. The NHTSA reports that about 28 people die every day because of drunk-driving crashes, and in 2010, 10,228 died in DUI accidents while about 345,000 were injured. All these numbers paint a terrible picture indeed.
Car accidents, especially the DUI ones, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/DUI accidents, 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 Houston 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 (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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