Houston, TX (October 5, 2022) – A young child has died as a result of a motor vehicle accident that took place on Saturday evening on the southwest side of Houston. On October 1, emergency crews were called to the scene of an accident on Leawood Boulevard.
At around 620 p.m., a 6-year-old child was walking in the 9700 block of Lee Leawood Boulevard in the area near Elmcroft Drive when they were struck by a white SUV, which was passing through the area.
The child suffered fatal injuries in the accident. They were pronounced deceased at the scene.
The police in Houston are investigating the incident at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the child who died as a result of this tragic accident.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Texas
Fatal crashes in Texas take the lives of thousands of people annually. In many cases, these accidents are a result of drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions. Unfortunately, there are several types of negligent acts that continue to take the lives of innocent people year after year.
One factor that can contribute to fatal car accidents is distracted driving. Texas has seen an uptick in car accidents due to distracted driving in recent years. This is likely due to the increased use of cell phones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel. Drivers who are not paying attention to the road are more likely to make mistakes that can lead to serious accidents.
Another common cause of fatal car accidents is drunk driving. Drunk drivers pose a serious threat to themselves and others on the roadways. In Texas, a significant number of traffic fatalities are alcohol-related. This is why it is so important for drivers to refrain from drinking before getting behind the wheel.
Speeding is also a major contributor to fatal car accidents in Texas. Many people believe that they can safely speed on the state’s roadways, but this simply isn’t true. Speeding increases the chances of losing control of your vehicle and being involved in a serious accident.
If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal collision, you may be able to pursue legal action against the responsible party. In Texas, the surviving spouse or children of a person killed in a car accident may be able to recover damages from the at-fault driver. These damages can include medical and funeral expenses, as well as lost wages and loss of companionship.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, it is important to speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and the options that are available to help your family move forward. With the right legal guidance, you may be able to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Our Houston wrongful death lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm can help your family get justice after losing a loved one. We will help you identify the cause of the crash and hold the person who is responsible to account. Schedule a consultation by calling our Texas legal team at 210-340-5550 to get started.
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