San Angelo — 18-Year-Old Driver Injured After Rollover Accident on North Bryant Boulevard
Posted on Monday, December 30th, 2019 at 8:22 pm by Williams Hart
At approximately 1 a.m. on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, an 18-year-old driver was injured in a rollover accident that occurred in San Angelo, Texas.
According to initial reports, Marcos Huerta was driving a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck southbound in the northbound lanes of North Bryant Boulevard. The truck departed the prepared surface of North Bryant and smashed into a pole. As a result of the impact with the pole, the truck rolled over several times and came to a rest on the truck’s roof.
During the rollover, Huerta was ejected through the front windshield of the truck. He was then sent to Shannon Medical Center for treatment.
The subsequent police investigation determined that Huerta was driving while intoxicated. After his release from Shannon, police arrested him, and he was booked into the Tom Green County Jail on DWI charges.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to Marcos Huerta. 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.
There are three common causes of car accidents, and these are speeding, driving while distracted, and DUI (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol). DUI, in particular, is quite appalling. The NHTSA reports that about 28 people die every day because of drunken driving crashes, and in 2010, 10,228 people died in DUI accidents while about 345,000 were injured. All these numbers paint a terrible picture indeed.
Moreover, a particular kind of vehicular accident that is considered to be one of the deadliest is a rollover. A 2010 statistics showed that rollovers comprised only 2.1% of nearly 9.1 million vehicular accidents, but they did account for well over 35% of all deaths. According to numerous studies, about 69% of the people who died from rollovers were not wearing any seatbelts at the time of the accident.
Vehicular accidents, especially DUI accidents and those involving rollovers, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/DUI accidents/rollover 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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