Plano — Large Vehicle Suspension Spring Smashes Through Car’s Windshield, Kills Driver
Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 9:57 pm by Williams Hart | Updated: Monday, October 28th, 2019 at 9:18 pm
At around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, a driver was killed in a tragic freak vehicular accident that occurred in Plano, Texas.
According to initial reports, the accident occurred on the northbound lanes of the U.S. Route 75, between 15th Street and Park Boulevard. Paul Hoa Chau, 57, was driving his white 2015 Toyota Camry when a large commercial vehicle suspension spring struck the hood of the car and crashed through the windshield. The spring struck Chau, thus causing him to lose control of the vehicle and crash onto the grass median.
Chau was transported to a local area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Authorities don’t know if the debris that caused the crash was struck by another vehicle, causing it to go airborne and hit Chau’s vehicle or if it detached from a vehicle without the driver knowing.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Paul Hoa Chau. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Car accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and 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.
Car accidents are quite difficult for 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.
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