Harris Co, TX (August 26, 2021) - An alleged underage drunk driver is facing charges of manslaughter after crashing into a woman whose car became disabled on the North Freeway, killing her.
The collision took place on the inbound lanes of Interstate 45 near the Beltway at about 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25th.
Officers reported that after the woman's Toyota 4-Runner broke down on the interstate. As she attempted to exit her vehicle, she was struck and killed by a 20-year-old male driving a Chevy pick-up truck.
Investigators have determined that the truck was speeding on I-45 and the driver did not apply his brakes before he hit the woman.
After the impact, the Chevy caught fire.
Bystanders pulled the man out of his burning vehicle to safety.
At this point, officers believe the 20-year-old was intoxicated. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
The county has accepted a charge of intoxicated manslaughter.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Harris County
Each year, upwards of 7,500 pedestrians sustain injuries during vehicle collisions all across our state. The fact that pedestrians are not afforded the luxury of having steel cages to keep them safe makes them a lot more susceptible to fatal and life-threatening injuries. The majority of car crash victims receive injuries that require them to undergo emergency operations and spend weeks or even months trying to rehabilitate.
Although money is not able to replace the lives of those taken from us so suddenly, having the economic resources that are necessary to move forward following this loss can help lighten some of the burdens that families will endure. Working with a responsive and effective wrongful death attorney in Harris County can help to ensure you are in the best position possible after experiencing the tragic loss of a loved one.
Even though we would hope that all victims can overcome their injuries and move forward with their lives, this is not always the case. Motor vehicle collisions take the lives of over 3,600 victims every year. Approximately 17% of victims who are killed in these kinds of accidents are pedestrians.
When pedestrians die in car accidents, they usually leave behind family members and friends who are overwhelmed by this unexpected and sudden loss. Even though there are very few things more distressing than the loss of someone you love, knowing that they were killed due to another person’s negligence makes the circumstances even more emotional.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Harris County
The Harris County pedestrian accident attorneys at Farah Law have over fifty years of experience fighting to aid bereaved families in defending their legal rights after losing family members in car accidents because of the carelessness of other drivers.
Our team can meet with surviving family members at their earliest convenience to review the facts surrounding their loved one’s death and establish the most appropriate actions for moving forward.
We are dedicated to helping our clients safeguard their legal rights and best interests, and to maximize their financial recoveries through a claim of wrongful death. If your loved one lost their life in an accident, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Harris County at (888) 481-9359 to see how we can help you get justice.
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