An accident involving an 18-wheeler killed a child and seriously injured a woman near Sealy yesterday. The truck hit a bridge located on Highway 36 at Highway 90, causing it to collapse. The truck had just dropped off a dumpster when it approached the bridge with the boom still raised. The truck hit the warning device that hangs over the roadway to alert drivers that they may hit the bridge. The warning indicators were struck, but the truck didn’t stop. It hit the bridge with such force that it knocked off a section of concrete and dislodged the steel beam.
The falling debris crushed the front of a Chevrolet Camaro with three people inside. Brein Bollock, who was riding in the front seat, died from her injuries. Her brother, Breanbon Gardner, was able to get out safely from the back seat. Leah Bollock who was driving was taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital with a chest injury. She is in critical condition.
The bridge was previously shut down in December 2014 due to damage from an oversized truck passing underneath. The state has it scheduled to be replaced in 2017, with the bidding process about to begin.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in an auto collision, it is important to understand your right to recover. Contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling (713) 222-7211 or toll free at 713-222-7211 for a confidential consultation.