Houston — Unborn Baby Killed in Drunken Crash on Irvington Boulevard
Posted on Sunday, January 12th, 2020 at 6:33 pm by Williams Hart
At around 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, an unborn baby was killed in a drunken crash that occurred in Houston, Texas.
According to initial reports, Elene Lujan, 32, driving a white Toyota Camry northbound on Irvington Boulevard when she and the passenger got into an argument. During their fight, the passenger became angry and jerked the steering wheel to the right, causing the vehicle to swerve. Lujan then jerked the vehicle to the left, causing the vehicle to strike the curb of the median. The vehicle then jumped onto the median where it struck a tree located in the center of the median.
Both Lujan and the passenger, who was pregnant, suffered injuries and were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. The passenger’s unborn child was later pronounced deceased.
Lujan was found to be intoxicated and was subsequently charged for her role in the incident.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the unborn baby. 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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