Houston — 3 People Hospitalized After Bus vs. Pickup Truck Collision on East Freeway
Posted on Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at 8:34 pm by Williams Hart
At approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, three people were hospitalized after a bus vs. pickup truck collision occurred in Houston, Texas.
According to initial reports, Houston police officers were pursuing a stolen pickup truck, driven by a 15-year-old suspect, when it crashed into a Galena ISD school bus on East Freeway, near Mercury Drive. The impact of the collision sent two adults to the hospital, as well as the driver of the pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck remains in critical condition at a nearby hospital.
The pickup was stolen earlier Tuesday morning from the 9200 block of Spaulding Street in northeast Houston. Officers then spotted the truck along the East Freeway, near Mercury Drive, which is about eight miles away from the neighborhood where the truck was stolen. The officer attempted to pull the truck over along the freeway, but the teen sped off. The truck might have been traveling as fast as 70 mph when it struck the right side of the bus.
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 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.
An accident involving a bus is a particular kind of vehicular accident, and it is fairly common even though buses are often deemed as a safe mode of transportation. According to the NHTSA, between 2000 and 2007, there have been 1,093 fatal bus accidents, and from this number, about 1,315 people died, and 3,471 were injured. In other words, about 137 bus-crash-related fatalities occur every year.
Vehicular accidents, especially bus accidents, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in bus 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 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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