18-Wheeler Kills Child on 290

At least one child is dead and several other people injured in a horrific 18-wheeler wreck on Highway 290 in Houston

On Friday, December 7, 2018 an 18-wheeler truck was barreling towards a Kia Optima traveling on Highway 290 at the Grand Parkway. According to law enforcement, the driver of this 18-wheeler became distracted by something in his truck, didn’t have a chance to hit his brakes, and slammed into the back of that Kia. The force of this impact was so severe that when the 18-wheeler struck the back of the Kia, the enormous weigh of the 18-wheeler crushed the back end of the Kia, crumpling the car from the rear bumper up into the front passenger area, instantly killing the child riding in the back seat of the Kia. The deceased child’s mother and sister were also in the car. They were both transported by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Authorities have said that the truck driver will be given a blood test and no charges have been filed at this time.

One thing Houston is notorious for is its traffic. As the population in Harris County has skyrocketed over the years, so has the number of drivers using the city’s freeways. Unfortunately, this increased number of drivers has brought with it an increase in the number of motor vehicle accidents.

Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 67 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to manufacturing defects or catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. For more information, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at (713) 222-7211.