Hempstead — Hit-And-Run Crash on FM 359 Kills Woman, Unborn Child
Posted on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 8:23 pm by Williams Hart
At approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2019, a woman and her unborn child were killed in a hit-and-run accident that occurred in Waller County, Texas.
According to initial reports, Angel Aviles-Perez, 37, was driving a 2006 Cadillac CTS southbound on FM 359, just south of FM 3346 and near Hempstead, at a high rate of speed when he struck the back of a 2001 Buick Century, which was parked on the southbound shoulder and performing motorist assistance. The Buick then struck the rear of a 2012 Honda Accord that was also assisting, which then hit the rear of a 2011 Hyundai Sonata that was disabled on the shoulder.
The driver of the Buick, 34-year-old Latrice Frederick, was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Frederick and her unborn child were both pronounced dead at the hospital.
Aviles-Perez fled the scene, and authorities are still actively searching for him.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents are a problem in this day and age, and yet, they still continue to happen on a regular basis. In 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.
Another particular kind of vehicular accident that is quite common and deadly is a hit-and-run. According to a study done by roadside-assistance giant AAA, there were 2,049 hit-and-run deaths that occurred in 2016. This number is the highest annual total on record, and in the decade leading up to that number, 682,000 hit-and-run crashes happened each year.
Car accidents, especially the rear-end collisions and the hit-and-run ones, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/hit-and-run 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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