Houston — SUV Ends Up Submerged in Pond Near Williams Tower
Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 5:40 am by Williams Hart
At approximately 3:20 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019, Houston firefighters found a vehicle in the pond near Williams Tower in Houston’s Galleria.
According to investigators, it appears that the vehicle missed the sharp turn onto Hidalgo Street from the West Loop feeder road, hopped a small hill, and ended up in the pond. Firefighters said that upon their arrival, they noticed that the driver’s window was shattered and that no one was inside the vehicle.
Investigation is still underway for this accident.
It is terrible to hear that we do not know what happened to the driver and any other occupant of this vehicle (if any) during this accident — if they made it out or not. Alas, there are other countless victims whose lives are taken away by a vehicular accident. Vehicular 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 about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.
That being said, a vehicle plunging into any body of water is not common to see, but it can be fatal when it does happen. This is because in this particular kind of accident, drivers and passengers are trapped inside the vehicle, so the cause of death is more often than not drowning, not really the injuries that are sustained in the crash itself.
Vehicular accidents are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. They can also be very complicated. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in vehicular 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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