Car Slams into Disabled Vehicle on North Freeway

by EmilyGray on 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 in the dark, visibility is much lower at these high speeds, making it vital for nighttime drivers to be even more cautious.

Early Friday morning on Houston’s North Freeway, two people were injured after slamming into the back of a disabled truck. According to the HPD, a black utility truck was stalled on the inbound shoulder of the freeway at the West Mount Houston exit.

A car carrying the driver and one passenger entered the freeway from the West Road entrance ramp. They failed to see the disabled truck that was pulled to the side of the freeway, and slammed into the back of it. Both the driver and the passenger were trapped inside the vehicle until Houston firefighters arrived to free them. They were both taken to a nearby hospital and were quite lucky—they suffered only a few broken bones. The two male occupants of the disabled utility truck were unharmed.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call Houston car accident lawyer Joe Stephens today at 713.224.0000 for a free consultation. Joe Stephens is a nationally recognize Houston injury lawyer with over 26 years of experience serving the Houston and South Texas communities.

Joe Stephens understands how difficult a legal case can be, and will walk you through every step of the process on both a professional and a personal level. Call today or fill out a contact form online 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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