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Monday, November 21, 2016

Big Rig Accident Kills One in Harris County

Is speeding really that dangerous?

A recent crash between a big rig and a sedan resulted in one fatality in northwest Harris County.  The accident happened in the early morning hours near Walters Road.  Evidence gathered at the scene suggests that the driver of a Honda Accord was traveling on FM 1960 at a high rate of speed, possibly more than 100 miles per hour.  The driver hit the rear of an 18 wheeler that was moving slowly while pulling away from a traffic light.  Sadly, the speeding driver of the Accord sustained catastrophic injuries in the accident.  He was decapitated and thrown from his vehicle, and ultimately did not survive the crash.  While initial reports suggested the Accord driver may have been racing another vehicle, no evidence has been uncovered to support this theory as of yet.

Speeding Claims Lives

It may seem tempting to exceed the speed limit if you are in a rush or there are no other vehicles on the road, but it is important that you understand the true risks that come with speeding.  Speed is a factor in approximately a third of all car accidents, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  Excessive speed results in the death of about 10,000 people each year and injuries to hundreds of thousands of others.  

Speeding can include exceeding posted speed limits as well as traveling too fast for road conditions.  Drivers who speed may not be able to stop in time to avoid an accident.  Further, the additional force that generates with speed can inflict devastating injuries.  Anyone injured in a speed-related car accident should contact an experienced Texas personal injury attorney.  Your attorney will thoroughly investigate the accident and gather evidence in support of your personal injury action.  Accident victims in Texas may be eligible to receive compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more from the negligent speeding driver that caused your injuries.  


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