Time is precious to us, and Texans tend to hit the gas when they have a great distance to cover. Indeed, the Lone Star State has longer distance drives than most places in the United States. But our safety is an even more precious resource, and our children often top the list of priorities for safety.
This is why it is especially important to be safe on the road. Children in vehicles can be seriously injured or even killed in car or truck accidents, and they are never at fault. Two children ended up critically injured after a three-vehicle collision that began with a truck crash.
The incident happened on the Fort Bend Tollway outside Houston when a utility truck struck the back of a sedan following a car with a flat tire. Photos of the scene show the force of the impact was enough to crush the trunk section of the sedan nearly flat against the passenger cabin.
An 8-year-old child was airlifted to a local hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries and a 4-year-old child was also airlifted in critical condition. The driver of the car in front of them was also injured, while the driver of the truck was not.
Although a trip to a law office or a courtroom is the last thing on your mind while you are dealing with the consequences of a truck accident, an attorney may be able to help in a difficult time. Financial damages to help victims with recovery may make the difference between a trauma that lasts a lifetime and a speedy recovery that gets children back on their feet.