Crosby — Serious Crash in Front of Crosby Middle School
Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 8:21 pm
A rollover accident occurred in front of Crosby Middle School early Tuesday morning, January 29, 2019.
According to reports, the car accident occurred at approximately 6:50 a.m. on FM 2100. A black sedan crashed into a black minivan, which instantly caused the sedan to flip upside down along the side of the road.
Life Flight took at least one person to the hospital, but there are no details yet as to the condition of the victim.
There’s also no word yet as to whether or not the crash involved any of the students or staff, and the cause of the crash is also still unknown. Investigation is still undergoing for this accident.
It is unfortunate to hear about what happened to the victim of this particular accident, and it is even more unfortunate to realize that car accidents like this are fairly common nowadays. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. This can be translated to roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.
A particular type of vehicular accident, the head-on collision, is one of the most dangerous type of crashes, simply because of the increased force sustained by both drivers. Reports estimate that head-on collisions only comprise 2% of reported crashes, but they do account for well over 10% of driving fatalities. Spinal injuries, brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, broken bones, paralysis, and of course death are some of the common outcomes of a head-on collision.
A rollover is another particular kind of vehicular accident, and just like head-on collision, it is also quite deadly. In a 2010 statistics, rollovers only comprised 2.1% of the nearly 9.1 million vehicular crashes, which may not seem much, but they accounted for nearly 35% of all deaths. Studies have shown that the majority of the people who died from rollovers (69%) were not wearing any safety belts.
If you are a victim of a car accident/head-on collision/rollover, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, car accident lawyers are willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.