A tragic accident that possibly involved road rage left one man dead and six people injured in Houston. The accident occurred around 2 a.m. near Airline and I-45. A white van was heading northbound on the service road when a Chrysler and another van headed westbound on Airline ran a red light. The vehicles truck the white van.
A passenger in the white van died at the scene, and six others were taken to the hospital from all three vehicles. The cars that ran the red light may have been involved in road rage at the time of the accident, according to police. The drivers of both vehicles appeared to be intoxicated. The driver of the white van did not appear to be at fault, according to police.
It’s estimated that 11,000 people die in the U.S. each year because of aggressive driving, which includes road rage. Drivers who are suffering from road rage are extremely dangerous to others on the roads, and it’s important for other drivers to give them their distance as much as possible. If a driver hurts someone else because of road rage, the victim is legally entitled to compensation for his or her injuries, which includes compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707 if you have been hurt by a dangerous driver. We can help. Call us today to learn more about the firm. You can also visit us on Twitter.