Driver Killed In Houston Rear-End Accident
Car accidents often happen when people drive negligently or do things without thinking about the consequences. It is never a good idea to suddenly stop in the middle of the road for no apparent reason, especially if there are vehicles behind you.
This was what recently happened in Texas. A man was killed in a rear-end crash in Houston. The fatal accident occurred on the evening of July 10 on Highway 249 near Greens Road.
A man was driving a white car along Highway 249 when he pulled out in front of a white van. He then slammed on the brakes, causing the van to rear-end him. The man was taken to a local hospital, where he later died. It is unknown if the driver of the van was injured.
It is unknown why the driver of the car suddenly slammed on his brakes without warning. The crash is still under investigation.
Rear-end accidents are often considered minor when they occur in slow-moving traffic. However, in this case, it looks like high speeds could have been involved, causing major impact and fatality.
In a rear-end accident, the rear driver is typically the one at fault for causing the crash. The reasoning behind this is that drivers are required to leave sufficient room between them and the vehicle in front of them. If a rear-end crash occurs, it is usually because the rear driver is tailgating or following too closely.
However, there are some situations in which the driver in front may be partly or even completely at fault. For example, if they suddenly slam on their brakes for no apparent reason, a rear-end crash may be unavoidable for drivers behind them.
That appears to be the case in this situation. While it seems unlikely that a driver would pull out in front of a vehicle and then slam on the brakes, it is not impossible. The driver could have been confused, distracted, or intoxicated, causing them to drive erratically.
However, this is just the story provided by the driver of the van. The driver of the car was killed in the crash and unfortunately cannot tell his side of the story. That’s why it can be hard to determine fault in this case. Is the van driver telling the truth? What really happened before the accident?
What happens next? It may be necessary to gather evidence from the accident scene, examine the damage of the vehicles involved, and possibly even reconstruct the crash to see what could have happened.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Many car accidents end in fatality, and rear-end crashes can be especially dangerous when high speeds are involved. Drivers need to be mindful of their actions and how other vehicles can be affected.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, seek legal help from the Houston auto accident attorneys at The West Law Office, PLLC. We can assist you in recovering compensation from a negligent driver. Call 281-347-3247 or fill out the online form to schedule a free consultation.