Houston, TX (January 31, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Houston early Sunday morning resulted in injuries. At around 12:30 a.m., on January 31, emergency crews were called to the site of a crash on Southwest Freeway.
Reports from authorities show that a Houston Police Cruiser was stopped on the freeway to assist the driver of a stalled vehicle. For unknown reasons, the cruiser was struck by a black Camaro near Kirby Drive.
The officer was transported to an area hospital for the treatment of injuries. The driver of the Camaro, identified as a juvenile, was arrested and charged with DWI. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and everyone who has been affected by this incident.
Car Accidents in Texas
Automobiles have long been used as reliable transportation for people across the United States. Although there have been numerous advancements in the use and safety of these vehicles, they still present risks for people who use them. Approximately every two minutes, someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident somewhere in the state of Texas. Being injured in a car accident can have unpredictable consequences on the lives of victims. In many cases, victims are rushed from the site of their accidents to area hospitals for treatment. Tens of thousands of people have to undergo emergency surgery for their injuries and spend days or even weeks in area hospitals. Many people have to spend time off work to recover and deal with pain and suffering and the financial impact of not being able to work while being presented with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills.
Although drivers can act to protect others on the road, there is no way to ensure others will provide them with the same care and consideration. In fact, the majority of accidents are caused by negligent, reckless, and careless drivers. Those who speed, engage in reckless driving behaviors, and drive impaired, place others at serious risk. In some cases, victims can work with car accident attorneys in Texas to obtain compensation to help cover the costs of medical care and various other expenses they face moving forward.
At Farah Law, we strive to help injured victims maximize their recoveries. Our attorneys meet with potential clients to discuss the circumstances surrounding their accidents to determine the best course of legal action. By reviewing the details of your accident, our personal injury attorneys in Texas can help you fight aggressively to get the maximum amount of and the justice you deserve. If you have been injured in an accident as a result of another person’s negligent or reckless actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Houston at (888) 481-9359 to see how we can help you. Schedule a free case review with our team to determine what legal options are available to help you move forward and recover.
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