Humble — 48-Year-Old Man Killed in Vehicular Accident on Will Clayton Parkway
Posted on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 10:48 pm by Williams Hart
At approximately 5:40 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, a man was dead after a vehicular accident that happened at 6655 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble, Texas.
According to the Houston Police Department Vehicular Crimes Division, the 48-year-old man was driving a shuttle bus southbound on Will Clayton Parkway through the parking lot of the Fast Park pay parking lot when he apparently suffered a medical episode. As a result, the shuttle bus then struck seven unoccupied vehicles in the parking lot before coming to a stop. The victim was then brought to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
There were no other injuries reported.
Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the unidentified victim. Alas, he 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.
There are three most common causes for car accidents, and these are DUI (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol), speeding, and driving while distracted. Other possible causes for car accidents include medical episodes/emergencies, age, and even the weather (for example, the fog making the roads not visible, or the rain making the road slippery, etc.).
Additionally, an accident involving a bus is a particular kind of vehicular accident, and it is fairly common even though buses are often deemed as a safe mode of transportation. According to the NHTSA, between 2000 and 2007, there have been 1,093 fatal bus accidents, and from this number, about 1,315 people died, and 3,471 were injured. In other words, about 137 bus-crash-related fatalities occur ever year.
Vehicular accidents, especially those involving buses, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in bus 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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