Over Memorial Day weekend, a teenage girl was killed, and six others were injured in a two-vehicle crash in southwest Houston. The accident occurred at Westpark Drive and Dunvale Road.
Four members of the same family, including the teen girl, were heading to the movies when a Mustang hit the vehicle at a high rate of speed. The family members were stopped at an intersection at a red light waiting to turn when the Mustang hit them from behind.
A 17-year-old was killed in the accident. Her sister, who is 13, broke her arm in the accident. The girl’s parents were in the front seat. The father was critically injured and the mother sustained minor injuries. The driver who hit them at a high rate of speed had his 2-year-old son in the vehicle with him. He grabbed his son and ran for several blocks. The driver of a wrecker saw him and told police of his location. It’s reported that the Mustang’s driver failed a field sobriety test. The driver’s car had no registration and a fake license plate.
This tragic accident occurred at the start of what is often referred to as the 100 deadliest days of summer. Accidents normally spike significantly from Memorial Day through Labor Day, as more teens drivers are on the roads. Often alcohol usage is higher in the summer as well.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident in the Houston area, you should speak with an attorney. Call the Houston automobile accident attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We are experienced in helping accident victims in Houston get all the compensation to which they are entitled. Call us today to learn more or visit our Facebook page to learn more.