Dickinson — Driver Dead After Driving into a Bayou
Posted on Monday, January 21st, 2019 at 11:20 pm
On Thursday, January 17, 2019, just after 5 p.m., witnesses saw a man in his 70s drive off the boat ramp in Dickinson and into the bayou.
This accident occurred in the 5000 block of Highway 3 near a boat ramp, and a dive team was assembled to find the vehicle and the body in the water. After a few unsuccessful attempts, the body of the driver was eventually extracted from the car.
The victim has been identified, but as per the request of his family, his identity is not revealed to the general public.
Residents living near the scene have said that this isn’t the first time accidents like this have happened. They said that throughout the years, there have been multiple cars who have driven into the bayou.
Car accidents are alarmingly common nowadays. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. That can be estimated to be roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.
That said, it is not common to see a vehicle plunge into any body of water, but when it happens, it can be quite deadly. It is because in this kind of accident, drivers and passengers are trapped inside, so the cause of death is drowning, not necessarily the injuries that are sustained in the crash itself.
If you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, then don’t lose hope. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, car accident lawyers/personal injury lawyers are also willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.