One person was killed in a street racing accident in northwest Harris County late last week. The accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night in the 19100 block of Highway 290 heading west.
A wrecker was heading west in the center lane of the highway when a black Corvette and a motorcycle approached the wrecker at a very high rate of speed from the rear. The Corvette passed the wrecker, and the wrecker then felt a collision from behind as the motorcycle ran into the rear of the truck.
The motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle. He was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He was driving about 90 to 100 miles an hour when the accident occurred. The driver of the wrecker was not injured in the accident. Deputies are still searching for the Corvette.
Houston authorities are cracking down on street racing. Police report that on some nights, up to several hundred cars come out and street race. A number of serious accidents as well as several fatalities have occurred because of illegal racing.
Under law, a person who is injured by a negligent driver has the right to seek compensation for his or her injuries. If you have been injured by an illegal street racer, you can sue for damages, including lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering. Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. You can also learn more about us on our Google Plus page. Call today for a free consultation.