Houston — Elderly Woman Killed, 4 Children Injured After Vehicle Crashes into Tree on Airport Boulevard
Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at 8:25 pm by Williams Hart
At approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, an elderly woman was killed and four children were injured in a single-vehicle accident that occurred in Houston, Texas.
According to initial reports, Sherry Yvette Harris was driving a van eastbound on Airport Boulevard when all of a sudden, she lost control of the vehicle due to slick roads. As a result, the van veered off the roadway and slid right into a tree.
The impact of the crash killed Harris instantly. Harris’ three grandchildren, as well as another child who is a family friend, were injured. All of the children were taken to a hospital, and two of them are in critical condition.
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. Car 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.
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.
There are a lot of possible causes and factors for this kind of vehicular crash. Some of these are drunken/distracted driving, traffic accidents, medical emergencies, age, and even the weather (for example, the fog making the roads not visible, or the rain making the road slippery, etc.).
Car accidents are quite difficult for 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 (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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