Houston — 3 Teenagers Hospitalized After ATV Crashes into Mailbox on Cedar Lane
Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 11:31 pm by Williams Hart
At approximately 8 p.m.on Sunday, April 21, 2019, three teenagers were injured after they got involved in a vehicular crash that occurred in central Harris County, Texas.
According to officials, a 13-year-old girl was driving an ATV down on Cedar Hill Lane at a high rate of speed when all of a sudden, she lost control and in the 3900 block, she crashed the vehicle into a mailbox. After striking the mailbox, the ATV flipped a couple times, and the driver and her rear passengers, two 14-year-old boys, were ejected.
All three of them were brought to a nearby hospital, with one of the boys suffering serious head trauma. The other two suffered cuts and bruises.
Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the teenagers in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. 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.
Moreover, statistics show that about 16% of these car accidents are crashes where the vehicle leaves the road. In this type of car crash, a car would usually collide into a lamppost, a tree, or a building, etc. Lamppost and tree collisions comprise about 31% of fatalities in this type of vehicular accident.
Another particular kind of vehicular accident that is considered to be one of the deadliest is a rollover. A 2010 statistics showed that rollovers comprised only 2.1% of nearly 9.1 million vehicular accidents, but they did account for well over 35% of all deaths. According to numerous studies, about 69% of the people who died from rollovers were not wearing any seatbelts at the time of the accident.
Car accidents, especially rollovers, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car 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 (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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