On Sunday night, a fatal car accident occurred along the Tomball Parkway near the Willowbrook area in Houston, Texas, leaving one man dead and another injured.
According to the Houston Police Department (HPD), the accident happened at midnight when a man driving a Honda sedan pulled over to the side of the highway to repair his car. Unbeknownst to the driver of an SUV that was following behind, the Honda had stalled in the main lanes of the highway.
The SUV then rear-ended the Honda, throwing the man who had been working on his car over the sedan and causing him to be struck by the SUV. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the SUV was also injured in the accident and was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. She is being tested to determine if the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Police have also noted that the area of the highway where the accident occurred is incredibly dark due to the lack of working lights.
— TTN Houston (@TotalTrafficHOU) December 18, 2022
Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents, accounting for around 40% of all car accidents in the United States. In 2019, over 500,000 rear-end collisions were reported in the U.S., resulting in more than 2,000 fatalities.
It is incredibly important to understand the importance of moving a stalled vehicle off the highway or moving yourself to safety if you can’t move it. If you can move your vehicle, it should be done quickly and carefully, as it can create a hazard for other drivers. If you cannot move your vehicle, you should immediately move to safety and call for help.
If you are the victim of a rear-end collision, it is important to seek legal counsel. A car accident lawyer can help you understand your rights and work to get you the compensation you deserve. An accident lawyer can assess the facts of your case and identify any parties who may be responsible for your injuries. They can also negotiate with insurance companies to get a fair settlement.
Finally, a lawyer can represent you in court if necessary and ensure your legal rights are protected.