Houston, TX (October 3, 2021) – An 8-year-old child was killed in a Houston car accident on Friday, October 1st. The crash occurred around 10:35 p.m. in the 1800 block of St. Joseph Parkway.
According to reports from the Houston Police Department, a black Dodge Challenger was traveling northbound on Chartres Street when the driver ran a red light and entered the intersection. While in the intersection, the Challenger collided with a silver Honda Civic. There were three passengers inside the Civic at the time of the accident. The 8-year-old child sustained serious injuries, including a skull fracture. The child was taken to a hospital where he passed away on Sunday. The other two passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Challenger was not injured.
No one involved in the accident has been identified at this time. The driver of the Challenger remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. There is no word on any potential charges.
No further information has been released.
We wish to extend our condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal car accident in Houston.
Fatal Car Accident in Texas
According to statistics from the Texas Department of Public Safety, more than 3,800 people tragically lost their lives in Texas car accidents last year. This number actually increased from the year before. These statistics tell us that our roadways are becoming more dangerous over time. Motorists must always be aware of their surroundings and use caution to lower their risk of being involved in an accident. Still, some crashes are unavoidable. Negligent drivers who fail to follow traffic laws are responsible for the majority of serious and fatal car accidents.
Texas law provides car accident victims and their families with certain rights in the aftermath of a serious crash. When your family has been impacted by the actions of a reckless driver, you should speak with an experienced car accident lawyer in San Antonio as soon as possible. A San Antonio car accident result in catastrophic injuries that can be a life-changing event. However, you should not be held responsible for the carelessness of someone else. Under Texas law, you could recover a variety of damages to help you offset some of the unexpected expenses during this difficult time.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in Texas
Houston wrongful death cases are complicated. You need an attorney by your side that knows the law and has experience handling these types of claims. At Wyatt Law Firm, you will always receive the best possible counsel and guidance as you move through this difficult time. Our skilled San Antonio wrongful death attorneys will help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled. We will handle your case in a compassionate manner understanding the pain that you are experiencing.
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