Houston — Vehicle Crashes into Langham Creek High School
Posted on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 9:52 pm
On Monday (January 14, 2019) morning, a vehicle crashed into Langham Creek High School in northwest Harris County.
According to Cy-Fair ISD officials, the accident happened around 7 in the morning when an employee accidentally crashed their vehicle into the wall of the school. As a result, there was now a hole in the wall on the side of the school, as shown by the views from Air 11.
An investigation has been done, and no injuries were reported. There was also no word as to what caused the crash.
Vehicles crashing into buildings isn’t a rare occurrence. In 2016, it was reported by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that there were 266 cases of this kind of crash in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties. That total is up from 2014’s 255 and 2015’s 240. Moreover, in other statistics by Reiter and Wright, of the crashes into buildings that happened between 2014 and 2017, 24% involved retail stores, 23% commercial buildings, 19% restaurants, and the remainder including convenience stores, offices, and other non-residential structures.
Also according to Reiter and Wright, the leading causes of these crashes are operator and pedal errors, which account for 30% and 25% of these crashes respectively. Reiter said that operator error usually means drivers accelerated too much or were speeding or were in the wrong gear, while pedal error means the driver made the mistake of stepping on the gas pedal instead of the brake.
Other causes and factors can be drunken/distracted driving, traffic accidents, medical emergencies, age, and sometimes even the weather.
Whatever the cause was for this particular incident that happened at Langham Creek High School, accidents involving vehicles crashing into buildings are a problem. If you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, then don’t lose hope.There will always be help available to you, in the form of the police and personal injury lawyers.