Tragically, a young woman was killed in Houston and several children were injured after the car in which they were riding crashed into a concrete wall in northeast Houston. According to officials, a 25-year-old woman was driving the vehicle, and there were five children in the car, ranging in ages from one to 11 years old. No one in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt or was restrained in a car seat.
The accident occurred when the woman veered off the side of the road and struck a bridge. The driver was killed, and all of the other passengers were transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. It is unclear what made the woman veer off the road into the bridge. The investigation is ongoing.
This tragic case illustrates the importance of wearing seatbelts as well as using car seats for children. In many cases, tragedy could have been avoided with the use of a seatbelt and/or a car seat. For victims of automobile accidents, help may be available. The responsible driver may be found liable for the medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering of any accident victims.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident, you should speak with an attorney. You may have legal rights of which you are unaware. If you are in Houston, call the Houston automobile accident attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today or visit our Facebook page to learn more about the firm.