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Ambulance Overturns, Man Seriously Injured in Houston Collision


Authorities are investigating a collision on Houston’s Southwest Freeway which resulted in an ambulance overturning.

About the Houston Ambulance Crash

On Tuesday evening, a pickup truck was heading westbound on the Southwest Freeway when it hit an ambulance travelling northbound, causing the ambulance to flip. The crash occurred on frontage road near Bellaire Boulevard.

According to the Houston Chronicle, the ambulance’s siren and lights were on at the time of the crash. Only the driver was in the ambulance, who was seen walking and talking before being taken to the hospital.

The driver of the pickup truck was in serious, but stable condition, and was taken to the hospital.

The Houston police are still investigating the crash to determine if any charges are necessary.

Texas Automobile Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,773 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2016, marking a 5.45% increase from the 3,578 deaths reported in 2015.
  • 638 of the deaths reported in 2016 were attributed to head-on collision.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 987 traffic deaths, accounting for roughly 26% of all Texas traffic fatalities.
  • An additional 264,076 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2016.
  • Based on reportable data for 2016, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds.

Contact an Experienced Automobile Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

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