We have come to accept automotive travel as a regular part of our daily lives. Because we spend so much of our days in or around vehicles, it can be easy to forget how quickly a car accident can occur. Regardless of how carefully or safely an individual is in operating his or her own vehicle, a crash can happen in the blink of an eye. The repercussions can be life-altering, and in some instances, deadly.
A recent car crash in Harris County, Texas serves as a reminder of the risks inherent in automotive travel. Early reports suggest that a Chevrolet Cavalier was driving through the intersection of W. Mount Houston Road and Bunny Run Drive when a Ford Explorer also entered the intersection, crashing into the side of the Cavalier in a t-bone collision.
As a result of the crash, three men, all in their early 20s, were rushed to a local hospital for treatment. One of those men died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash. The other two were listed in stable condition as of the time of this report. The driver of the Explorer was also hospitalized in stable condition.
Investigators are still trying to piece together the events that led to this fatal Texas car accident. As that process moves forward, additional details will likely become available, and charges may be filed against any party that police believe responsible for the crash. For those injured, there may be a long road ahead to reach a full recovery. The family of the deceased will also have a difficult struggle as they come to terms with their loss. All of the parties affected by this crash have the right to pursue civil action against any party deemed to be responsible for the accident, including personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits.
Source: khou.com, "Cars veer into gas station parking lot during fatal crash," Nov. 2, 2012