Whether you are driving a car, truck or motorcycle, there are a number of threats you face every time you get on the road. There are many auto accidents in Houston and unfortunately, some of them result in loss of life. Sometimes a fatal accident is caused by the negligence of another, but there are a number of factors that can contribute to collisions. In order to save lives, people should always be attentive while driving.
After authorities detained a woman that was suspected of public intoxication, they tried to take her to a sobriety facility. While on her way the following day, she was struck by a vehicle. Although she was taken to a local hospital, she lost her life as a result of the collision. The law enforcement official who was transporting her was injured in the crash and hospitalized for minor injuries.
The 21-year-old woman who caused the accident admitted to law enforcement that she had been drinking. After the accident, she was taken to a hospital, along with a passenger who was also in the car with her. Furthermore, a local resident claimed that there was a high frequency of accidents on this particular intersection as a result of poor visibility due to an overpass.
In addition to the emotional suffering that comes with the loss of a loved one, people can sometimes experience financial devastation after a fatal accident, as some families struggle to pay hospital bills and funeral expenses afterwards. Anyone who is struggling with the aftermath of a deadly crash could benefit from discussing their situation with a legal professional.
Source: KHOU.com, "Police: Woman who caused deadly HPD crash was drunk," Larry Seward, Oct. 2, 2013