Katy — 2 Women Injured in Rear-End Collision on Morton Ranch Road
Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 9:50 pm by Williams Hart | Updated: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 8:17 pm
Two women suffered injuries after their vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck in Katy, Texas on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
According to initial reports, Crystal Morgan and Jessica Padilla were driving on Morton Ranch Road, near Texas State Highway 99, when a man in a pickup truck slammed into the rear of their car. As a result, their vehicle was knocked into the opposite lane and continued through oncoming traffic, narrowly missing other cars.
The driver of the truck never slowed down. Even when the women’s rear bumper was still attached to the front of his truck, he still continued driving. A few motorists tried to chase the truck, but they couldn’t keep up.
Morgan and Padilla both suffered injuries. Morgan sustained back and knee injuries while Padilla sustained sprained muscles in her back and a pinched nerve.
The police are still actively searching for the driver of the truck.
It is great to hear that the two women survived this accident. Unfortunately, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. Vehicular 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 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.
A particular kind of vehicular accident that is fairly common in the United States is a rear-end collision. It has been reported that there are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions in the U.S. every year, and from that number, roughly 1,700 people die while another 500,000 are injured. The National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) also notes that 87% of rear-end collisions happened simply because the driver was not paying attention to the road.
Another particular kind of vehicular accident that is quite common and deadly is a hit-and-run. According to a study done by roadside-assistance giant AAA, there were 2,049 hit-and-run deaths that occurred in 2016. This number is the highest annual total on record, and in the decade leading up to that number, 682,000 hit-and-run crashes happened each year.
Car accidents, especially the rear-end collisions and the hit-and-run ones, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/hit-and-run accidents/rear-end collisions, 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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