On early Sunday morning, April 9, 2017, the driver of an SUV entered I-45 at Richey and headed north in the southbound lanes, causing a fatal head-on collision. The incident occurred on the northbound and southbound lanes of I-45 around 5:45 a.m. The impact caused the driver of the SUV’s vehicle to spin and catch fire trapping them in the vehicle. The driver of the SUV died on impact, and the driver of the other vehicle was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital by helicopter in serious condition.
The cause of the wrong-way driver’s fatal mistake is still under investigation; however, Deputies noted that Sunday morning crashes are rather common. Three weeks earlier than this unfortunate incident, three people died in another wrong-way collision on I-45. Drivers should be particularly diligent and aware of their surroundings when driving at late hours to avoid such collisions.
It takes the skill of a competent personal injury attorney to properly evaluate a potential claim and ensure that all the legal requirements are fulfilled before taking action for injuries or deaths sustained in automobile accidents. If you or a loved one were injured or killed due in an automobile accident, call the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner at 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884 for your free consultation. As the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, our attorneys are well equipped to handle your case.