Houston — 1 Dead After Fatal Rear-End Collision at 9500 Galveston Road
Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 11:05 pm
At approximately 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, a rear-end collision happened at 9500 Galveston Road in Houston.
Sergeant M. Warhol and Officer N. Luu with the Houston Police Department said that the driver of a charcoal-colored Nissan Altima stopped in a northbound lane of traffic at Galveston Road, waiting for the traffic from the southbound lane to clear so that they can make a left turn into a business parking lot.
However, the driver of a white Ford F-250 pickup truck, traveling northbound as well, failed to control his speed, and as a result, he rear-ended the Nissan, ultimately killing a passenger in the back seat of the Nissan.
The investigation for this accident is still ongoing, and so far, no charges have been filed yet.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victim in this accident. Sadly, car accidents like this happen quite often nowadays. 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.
Additionally, rear-end collisions, a particular kind of car accidents, are fairly common in the United States. In fact, it is reported that there are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions on U.S. roadways every year, and from that figure, about 1,700 people die in those collisions while another 500,000 are hurt. It is also reported by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that 87% of rear-end collisions happened just because the driver wasn’t paying attention to the road.
If you are a victim of rear-end collisions, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will be there for you, but more than that, car accident attorneys, especially those who specialize in truck accidents, are also present to help you protect your rights and get the justice that you deserve.