Wharton — Van Carrying Inmates Crashes into Water
Posted on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 8:57 pm by Williams Hart
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019, a van that was carrying inmates left the roadway and crashed into water in Wharton.
According to initial reports, the van was driving northbound on U.S. Route 59 and County Road 231 when it suddenly left the road and crashed into water. Emergency crews arrived at the scene to tend to the injured people. All of the injuries were not critical.
Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.
It is great to hear that no one was seriously hurt in this accident. Unfortunately, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. Vehicular 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.
Moreover, the NHTSA reports that from 1997 to 2006, accidents involving vans led to the deaths of more than 1,000 occupants, with 120 occupants dying in 2004 alone. It has also been noted that vans with more than 10 occupants showed a greatly increased risk of an accident, and in about 83% of the van accident fatalities, the occupants were not wearing any seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Vehicular accidents, especially those involving vans, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in van 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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