Posted on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 at 8:59 pm by Williams Hart
A man was pronounced dead after the van he was driving was submerged in Houston, Texas on Thursday, September 19, 2019.
According to initial reports, the driver of the van was traveling westbound on Will Clayton Parkway when it approached the Eastex Freeway where the floodwater was about eight feet deep. The driver stopped briefly before accelerating into the water. As a result, the van was completely submerged.
The driver was eventually pulled from the submerged van and was brought to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified driver. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular 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 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.
That being said, a vehicle plunging into any body of water is not common to see, but it can be fatal when it does happen. This is because, in this particular kind of accident, drivers and passengers are trapped inside the vehicle, so the cause of death is more often than not drowning, not really the injuries that are sustained in the crash itself.
Vehicular accidents are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. They can also be very complicated. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in vehicular 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.
Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.
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