Houston—61-year-old Male Victim of US-59 Crash Succumbed to His Injuries
Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 2:46 am
The victim who was seriously injured in a car accident on Highway 59 has succumbed to his injuries, according to a police news release.
Authorities have identified the victim as 61-year-old Benny Reed. He was pronounced dead last Sunday, February 3, in an area hospital.
Preliminary investigation shows that Reed is one of the occupants in the Toyota Corolla that crashed in the westbound lanes of US-59, also called the Southwest Freeway. The Toyota then rear-ended a Lexus ES350 sedan at the 2500 block of the roadway.
The impact of the collision left Reed with critical injuries. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a couple of days later.
The condition of the Lexus driver was not released. It is not confirmed if he sustained injuries from the crash.
Houston police believed that distraction might have contributed to the accident.
We are deeply saddened for the family and loved ones of the deceased victim. We strongly believe that the Houston Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
Texas is among the states in the US that have the most car accidents which involved injuries and fatalities every year. Some of the common factors contributing to the rising cases of collisions in the area include the worsening traffic situation, weather conditions, and poor driving habits.
Bad driving habits are the greatest cause of a fatal crash. It can be lethal to the person behind the wheel, as well as the drivers on the road. Drivers who do not use their signal to change lanes or those who do not secure their blind spots before shifting direction are more likely to be involved in an accident. Some of the most dangerous driving habits include speeding, unsafe lane change, tailgating, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a car accident with a negligent driver, you have a right to fair compensation for the trauma you experienced and the injuries you have suffered.