Katy — Mom And Son Escape Injuries in High-Speed Crash
Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 at 12:09 am by Williams Hart
On Friday, February 8, 2019, a mother and her son were lucky enough to walk away from a high-speed crash that would have been tragic in Katy, Texas.
According to initial reports, Rebecca Kirby was driving through an intersection at Bay Hill Boulevard and West Grand Parkway South when a traffic light had turned green, but then a suspected street racer was on the run from a Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper and other law enforcement, and he struck her car. He was believed to be traveling at 100 mph or faster, and the impact of the collision knocked Kirby’s car’s engine loose. The race car then spun out of control, and it overturned until it finally stopped beside the roadway. The driver of the race car was then brought to the hospital, and he would be taken into custody when he would be released.
Luckily, Kirby and her son did not sustain any serious injuries from the crash. Her son only had a bruise from his seat restraint, and Kirby had a few sore muscles.
It is great to hear that Kirby and her son were not critically injured in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. 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), driving while distracted, and speeding.
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 (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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