Houston — Woman Dead, Several Children Injured, After Car Crash in Northeast Harris County
Posted on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 7:47 pm
At around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, a 25-year-old woman was killed in a fatal single-vehicle accident that occurred in northeast Harris County.
According to Deputy Deshana Cheek-McNeal with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Carmen Lopez, 25, veered off the road in the 14700 block of Woodforest Boulevard and collided into the Carpenter’s Bayou Bridge. There were two adults and five children, whose ages range from 1 to 11 years old, inside the car. Lopez was flown to the hospital, but unfortunately, she was pronounced dead. All the other passengers were brought to Memorial Hermann Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigation is still ongoing for this accident, but so far, investigators determined that none of the occupants inside the car were wearing seatbelts or restrained in car seats at the time of the crash.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Carmen Lopez. Alas, she is not the only one whose life is taken away by a car accident. Car 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 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.
Car accidents 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 Houston 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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