Houston, TX (December 27, 2021) – An accident reported on Sunday claimed one man’s life in the Houston area. At around noon on December 26, the police and firefighters in Houston were called to the site of a crash on North Shepherd Drive.
Reports from the police show that a patrol car was traveling north on North Shepherd Drive when it collided with a second vehicle near Thornton Road.
The officer sustained minor injuries in the accident and was transported to a local hospital for care.
The driver of the second vehicle, 77-year-old Charles Payne Senior, suffered fatal injuries in the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the accident are under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim who was injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Charles Payne Senior. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Every day, around 10 people lose their lives in auto accidents across the state of Texas. Accidents involving semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles are more likely to result in severe and fatal injuries for victims due to their massive size and weight. These vehicles are likely to cause severe damage to other vehicles sharing the road, which is why drivers are expected to go above and beyond to ensure the safety of others while traveling. Unfortunately, many truck drivers are in a hurry to maintain their schedule on deliveries and, as a result, they are likely to engage in reckless behaviors that can have disastrous consequences.
Nearly 80% of crashes in our state can be contributed to some form of negligence. Some of the most common factors associated with truck accidents include:
- Drowsy driving
- Driving while impaired
- Driving while distracted
- Engaging in reckless driving behaviors
When victims lose their lives in crashes, due to these and other negligent, reckless, and malicious actions, their families may have legal options available to help them get justice. Reaching out to a skilled Houston wrongful death lawyer can ensure your family is able to get justice after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Houston car accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm are committed to helping families get justice after losing loved ones in crashes. We provide thorough and effective representation for our clients that not only protects their legal rights but ensures their best interests are reflected throughout the entire legal process. Our team will meet with you to discuss your case and some of your goals moving forward. We will help you recover compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost earning capacity, and a variety of other damages you face moving forward.
Our law firm understands that no one is truly prepared to deal with the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. This drives our commitment toward helping you get justice. Our ultimate goal is to help you move forward after experiencing a loss in the best way possible. You should not be forced to cover tens of thousands of dollars in unexpected costs due to the negligence of another driver. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team by calling 210-340-5550.
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