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Katy — 1 Child Dead After Major Crash in West Harris County

Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 3:36 am by Williams Hart    

On Friday, January 25, 2019, one child was dead and another was critically injured after a car crash that occurred in West Harris County, in the Katy area.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 9:30 in the evening, Jose Chavez was traveling eastbound on Morton Ranch Road with his wife, Bernice Chavez, and their three children. He then turned left onto Elrod Road, but then he was struck by a Chevrolet Camaro driven by Rafael Quiroz.

One child was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital Katy in critical condition, but unfortunately, he died soon after. Another child was ejected from the car and was flown by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center in critical condition. The third child only sustained minor injury, and she and her parents were brought to Memorial Hermann where they were reported to be in stable condition.

Quiroz was not injured, and though deputies believed that alcohol was not involved in the crash, Quiroz was speeding over the limit of 45 mph. Additionally, Chavez had not properly restrained his children in the car, and as a result, he may face charges for that.

It is unfortunate to hear about the death of the young child. Alas, he is not the first victim 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 about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

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 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.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.

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