Point Comfort — 6 People Injured After Rear-End Collision on Texas State Highway 35
Posted on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at 8:20 pm by Williams Hart
Just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, six people were hospitalized after a rear-end collision caused a multi-vehicle accident in Calhoun County, Texas.
According to initial reports, a 2019 Ford F-150, driven by Miguel A. Diaz, was traveling northbound on Texas State Highway 35 and was attempting to turn into gate six at the Formosa Plant. Meanwhile, a 2012 Kia Sorento, driven by Emilia Celine Lopez, was also traveling northbound on the highway behind the F-150. Lopez failed to control her speed, and so, she rear-ended Diaz’s car.
The impact pushed Diaz’s car into the oncoming lane of the highway. As a result, a southbound 2014 Mercedes-Benz, driven by Samantha Nicol Reyes, was unable to avoid Diaz’s car and struck his car in the front right bumper. At the same time, a northbound 2015 Ford F-250, driven by David Easton, was also unable to avoid Lopez’s car and struck it in the rear, thus pushing her car in the grassy barrow ditch.
The drivers and the passengers of the vehicles were all transported to the hospital for treatment. Emilia Lopez is reported to be in serious condition, while the rest are in stable condition.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Car 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 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.
Car accidents, especially rear-end collisions, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car 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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