To prove to how unpredictable and tragic traffic accidents can be, one family in Houston is dealing with an unimaginable loss. A non-emergency Houston Fire Department (HFD) vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian after the vehicle, swerving to avoid another car, hopped the curb.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a truly unexpected circumstances to have a terrible impact. In times like this, it’s understandable that you may not always know what to do. However, having insurance and making sure you have access to a reputable car accident lawyer in Houston, such as Kirkendall Dwyer LLP, can help. Handling the aftermath of an accident is one of the few situations where you are more reactive than proactive because you can only react to the depth of injury.
In this case involving the HFD vehicle, the accident happened just before 1 p.m. on March 6 along Jensen Drive near Highway 59, according to authorities. Investigators have determined that the driver of the other vehicle, described only in news reports as “the white car” was at fault for the accident. He will mostly likely be issued a citation but police are still investigating and further results are pending.
The driver of the HFD vehicle had minor injuries from the airbag deploying and is reportedly devastated about what happened.
A car wreck can change your life in the blink of an eye – and it may not be the typical car rear-ending or fender bender. If you are in a serious accident, don’t wait to seek the help and advice of a car accident attorney. As panic, pain or injury set in, you’ll want your attorney’s expert opinion as they have the experience and knowledge to guide you.