According to a new report done by Allstate, Houston drivers are among the worst in the United States. After evaluating the best drivers in 200 cities, Houston ranked number 170 on the list for accident frequency. The report states that Houston drivers, on average, have a collision once every 7.2 years, 37% higher than the national average.
The list does not specify the reasons for the car accidents they tracked, but rather, is looking to make the public aware of the importance of safe driving. Boston had the worst record on the list with drivers getting in an accident an average of once every 3.9 years, while Kansas City ranked the best with drivers having an accident every 13.3 years.
At Williams Kherkher, we know all too well how devastating accidents in Houston can be, and we are proud to represent individuals who have been injured in an accident caused by another party’s wrongdoing. For the legal help you need if you’ve been injured in an accident, call us today at (888) 220-0640.
Thursday, October 29, a Crespo Elementary school bus was hit by a car during a student field trip. The accident happened at around 10:30 a.m on FM 1960 near Woodland Hills Drive in Harris County, according to reports.
Twenty-nine students and five adults were brought to the hospital in an Alascocita Volunteer Fire Department emergency bus after a sedan rear-ended their school bus outside the Old MacDonald’s Farm petting zoo, where the students were on a field trip. All of the individuals on the school bus were taken to the hospital to be check out as a precaution. No life-threatening injuries were sustained by the adults and children, and all of them were released in the afternoon of the same day.
The driver of the sedan was brought to Memorial Hermann Hospital. The driver’s condition remains unknown.
The driver of the school bus was cited by officers for failure to yield while turning left.
Last Thursday, September 17, a 71-year-old man was killed after he was hit by a pickup truck in Carson City, Nevada. The man was brought to the hospital but died later that night.
It was around 2:50 p.m. when a sheriff responded to the crash at 101 Hot Springs Road. The victim was crossing the street when he was hit by a truck driven by a 68-year-old who was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian, according to Reno Gazette Journal.
According to the release, the man was trapped under the truck, but he was already removed and still conscious and speaking when the respondents came. He was transported to Renown Medical Center by helicopter.
The sheriff’s office was notified of the victim’s death that same day at around 7:50 p.m.
No one deserves such a tragedy. The legal team at Williams Kherkher extends their deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim.