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Distracted drivers are a common cause of motor vehicle accidents

On Behalf of | Jun 6, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

These days, roadways across the state of Texas are more dangerous than ever. Modern drivers are faced with distractions that can take attention off of the road. Losing focus behind the wheel for just a split second is enough to cause serious motor vehicle accidents. A recent three vehicle crash in West Houston claimed the life of one woman and injured several others.

The accident happened at night at the intersection of Harwin and West Sam Houston Parkway. According to reports, a sedan was traveling east on Harwin approaching the intersection. Reports said the sedan was struck on the passenger side by a vehicle traveling north on the Sam Houston Parkway feeder road.

Reportedly, a third vehicle struck the sedan but sustained only minimal damage. Tragically, the passenger in the sedan died in the accident, authorities said. The drivers and passengers in the other two vehicles were injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. Reports said a DWI task force was on the scene to check for signs of impairment. Investigations are ongoing, police say.

Unfortunately, it seems more and more drivers across the state of Texas these days are unfocused and often distracted behind the wheel. Increasingly crowded roadways combined with greater numbers of distracted drivers will equate to serious and fatal crashes. Those in Texas who have suffered injuries or loss due to negligence in motor vehicle accidents may want to discuss the matter with a legal representative. Compensation from a successfully litigated claim could provide much-needed financial relief to families facing mounting medical and/or end-of-life expenses.