Last Thursday morning, a three-vehicle collision claimed the life of an area motorist. One of the vehicles was an Aldine Independent School District bus that was headed towards Nimitz High School. The bus driver was not injured, and no students were on board. Another vehicle was an suv. The female driver was taken for treatment. The third vehicle was a pick-up truck. Its driver was transported by Life Flight to a hospital in the medical center, where he later died. The wreck occurred between about 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on FM 1960. Traffic in both directions was snarled afterwards. Evidently, the truck and suv collided, knocking the truck into the path of the bus.
This tragic wreck leaves family and loved ones mourning the loss of one driver, and another driver coping with an injury. And, it underscores the potential dangers motorists face. Transportation by motor vehicle provides an essential component in our economy and community. Done carefully, its benefits can be safely enjoyed by all. But, when drivers let down their guard, serious injuries or even death can suddenly occur.
Law enforcement officials must continue to monitor our public roadways. But, even more important, drivers must maintain vigilance to both drive safely and to be alert to the actions of others. Only then can we reduce the risks of motor vehicle collisions.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a vehicle crash, contact the experienced attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling (713) 222-7211 or toll free at 713-222-7211.