Houston car accident attorneys know how deadly a chain reaction, freeway pile-up can be.  Vehicles move so quickly at the high speeds traveled on freeways that once a single accident occurs, frequently other vehicles are ensnared because there isn’t enough time to react and avoid the accident. This leads to a chain-reaction accident, of one car after another getting caught up in the commotion.

A weekend accident on the Sam Houston Tollway that was previously unsolved appears to be the result of a drunk driver. The crash occurred Saturday night at about 11:30 p.m. near the 3300 block of the North Sam Houston freeway. A Chevy Silverado was driving west on the tollway with it failed to slow as it approached a toll booth. The Chevy rear-ended the Pontiac directly in front of it, which in turn forced the Pontiac forward and into the car directly in front of it.

It was initially reported that there was one fatality as a result of the mulit-car pile up, but another person who was taken to the hospital has since died, bringing the fatality tally to two. One of the passengers in the Pontiac died at the scene of the accident as a result of the impact. The other passenger was taken to a nearly hospital and later died. The two occupants of the Pontiac were brother and sister: Erica and Nick Montez.

Paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the Chevy driver to the nearby Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Blood test performed at the hospital revealed a blood alcohol content that was twice the legal limit of the .08 that is the legal limit in Texas. The driver of the Chevy is 55 year old Barry Lewis Anderson. Upon his release from Memorial Hermann Hospital, authorities expect Lewis to be transported to Harris County jail and charged with two counts of felony manslaughter.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident or thinks that you may have grounds for a wrongful death case, call Houston car accident lawyer Joe Stephens today at 713.224.0000 for a free consultation. Joe Stephens is a nationally recognized Houston injury attorney with over 26 years of experience serving the Houston and South Texas communities. Call or fill out an online contact form and a member of The Stephens Law Firm will contact you within 24 hours to schedule your free consultation. Get in touch with Joe Stephens today to get the advice and help that you need.

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Pile Up on Sam Houston Parkway leaves 1 Fatality

by EmilyGray on October 23, 2011

Houston car accident attorneys know that when one accident occurs, especially on a busy motorway, others are likely to follow. Because of the high speeds that drivers travel on freeways, if an accident happens in front of you, it is sometimes difficult to react in time to avoid it, and a chain reaction of several subsequent accidents occurs.

In the final count, five vehicles were involved in the accident. The injured people were taken to a nearby hospital, but their names and status of their conditions has not yet been released. The identity of the fatality has also not been released, pending family notification.

The initial cause of the accident remains a mystery. The Houston Police Department has implemented a continuing investigation as to the cause of the chain reaction accident. In the meantime, if you have any information regarding this accident, please contact the Houston Police Department.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident or thinks that you have grounds for a wrongful death case, call Houston car accident lawyer Joe Stephens today at 713.224.0000 for a free consultation. Joe Stephens is a nationally recognized Houston injury lawyer with over 26 years of experience serving the Houston and South Texas communities. Call today or fill out an online contact form and a member of The Stephens Law Firm will contact you within 24 hours to schedule your free consultation. Get in touch with Joe Stephens today to get the advice and help that you need.

 

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Kingwood Mother Backs Over Daughter in Driveway

October 22, 2011

Houston car accident lawyers know that driving always has the potential to be dangerous. One wrong move or moment of distraction can cause huge repercussions—and even be fatal. People are often lulled into a sense of safety about driving when they are near their homes and other familiar places where they frequently drive. But accidents […]

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Car Slams into Disabled Vehicle on North Freeway

October 21, 2011

Houston car accident attorneys know that a stalled or disabled vehicle can often pose a hazard to drivers on a fast moving freeway. Vehicles on a freeway travel an average of 55 M.P.H. – the roads are built to handle these speeds, but it can be difficult to spot unexpected things in the road. Particularly […]

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Big Traffic Closures This Weekend Will Cause Traffic Snares

October 21, 2011

Houston car accident attorneys know that construction zones are always a hotspot for accidents. Houston car accident lawyers wanted to make you aware of the traffic closures around the city this weekend There will be several closures this weekend near Texas Children’s Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. In the Katy area there will be […]

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Houston Drivers Can Now Pay for Parking Using Their Mobile Devices

October 20, 2011

Houston car accident attorneys know that looking for parking in this city can cause a lot of stress and headaches. Not to mention add a certain level of danger on the roads because of drivers who may be running late and are frantically looking for parking so they may not be looking where they are […]

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Driver Responsible for Hit-and-Run Crash that Killed Law Student Turns Himself In To HPD

October 20, 2011

Houston car accident attorneys know that suspects who try to free from police and escape punishment are rarely successful. The police are usually able to track down the people who commit crimes and try to flee through their investigative skills. But sometimes, the criminals also come to them. A fatal hit-and-run accident occurred in Southeast […]

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Chain Reaction Hit and Run Causes Woman to Crash into Car Dealership

October 20, 2011

Houston car accident lawyers see all kinds of motor vehicle accidents, and know that are sometimes the result of an odd combination of circumstances. A hit and run driver caused a woman to crash into a car dealership in southwest Houston early on Thursday morning, leave some question as to who is at fault for […]

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Houston Police Department Officer Charged with DWI

October 19, 2011

Like most people, Houston car accident attorneys are always unsettled when they hear of a police officer breaking the law. Police officers take an oath when entering this chosen profession, not only to serve and protect the citizens of their city or town, but they are the people charged with implementing laws, and enforcing the […]

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1 Fatality in Southeast Houston Hit-and-Run Accident

October 19, 2011

Despite repeated press and entreaties from Houston car accident lawyers, suspects continue to try to flee from the police when they have committed a crime. As Houston car accident attorneys have warned, suspects on the run very rarely escape police investigation. Even if it takes a couple of days for the HPD to track them […]

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