Houston, TX - Car Accident Ends in Injuries on Southwest Fwy

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Houston, TX (April 17, 2024) - A serious auto accident in the Houston area on Wednesday, April 17, required support from local emergency crews in the Houston area. The crash took place at around 12:02 p.m. at the 10500 block of Southwest Freeway. There were confirmed injuries in the collision, but the number and severity of the related damages have not been determined at this time. 

The area was temporarily closed while emergency crews were present to provide aid to the injured parties. The circumstances leading to the incident have not yet been determined. The crash victims were provided immediate aid at the scene by attending paramedics. Ambulances were available to transport the injured parties to local hospitals to undergo additional treatment. Local authorities advised nearby motorists to avoid the scene and to prepare for significant delays while emergency responders were present. Tow trucks were needed to clear the resulting debris and reopen the area to outside traffic. No further information on the accident is currently available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

High-Speed Collisions in Texas

Houston, TX - Car Accident Ends in Injuries on Southwest FwyIn terms of fatalities from speeding, Texas leads the country. In fact, the cause of around one-third of all traffic fatalities in Texas is speeding. Texas experiences up to 25,000 speed-related collisions every year. Statistics show that greater fluctuations in velocity at higher speeds translate into more serious injuries. People nearly always have an explanation for their excessive speed when they are caught, but nevertheless, it is still a dangerous habit. Though they may be able to defend their actions to themselves, speeding is never acceptable in the eyes of the law. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that in 2020, there were over 27,000 speed-related crashes in the state of Texas, with over 900 fatalities and 2,100 serious injuries.

You may be able to recover lost compensation when you work with a trained Houston personal injury lawyer. The legal team at The Edwards Law Firm is here to help. Call us today at 361-320-6752. 

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