Last Friday night in Houston, an 8-year old boy was killed in a wreck around 5:40 p.m. on the inbound lanes of Highway 290 at the Grand Parkway. The child was a passenger in a Kia Optima that was crushed by an 18-wheeler.
According to officers, the truck driver was distracted by something in his truck, didn’t have a chance to hit his breaks, and slammed into the back of that Kia. The boy’s mother and sister were also in the car. They were transported by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
The crash caused a chain reaction. The Kia hit a Ford F-150, which then hit a Toyota Camry. Those drivers were also transported to the hospital.
These kinds of accidents are all too common on the highways in Houston. The drivers of 18-wheeler trucks have a duty to drive carefully. Their size and weight turn any impact with a passenger vehicle into a potentially lethal event. And, as here, accidents with 18-wheelers tend to affect more than just one vehicle.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a wreck with an 18-wheeler, especially if a loved one has been killed or seriously injured, the only way for their families to get justice is through legal means. It is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases.
The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884 for your free consultation.