Thursday morning around 5:30, a woman was driving a black Infiniti the wrong way, northbound in southbound lanes of U.S. 59, when her Infiniti collided with a black GMC pickup truck by I-10 near downtown Houston. A Ford Taurus then collided with the wrecked GMC pickup truck.
The woman driving the GMC pickup truck was killed in the tragic wrong-way collision on the Eastex Freeway. Two men in the Ford Taurus received transport to the hospital for injuries after the wrong-way wreck. The wrong-way driver received transport to the hospital with life threatening injuries.
Accounts of the tragic wrong-way collision on the Eastex Freeway did not specific how, when, where, or why the driver of the Infiniti had entered the southbound lanes of U.S. 59 driving northbound. The wrong-way driving wreck is reportedly still under investigation. (Source: Dale Lezon, Houston Chronicle, 4/11/13)
The hearts and prayers of our Eastex Freeway collision attorneys are with the grieving family members of the woman tragically killed in this wrong-way wreck and with the injured victims of the crash.
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Wrong-Way Drivers cause Greater Harm than Drivers in Most Other Types of Collisions
A U.S. NTSB study found that even though only about 3% of crashes involve wrong-way driving wrecks, those collisions are from 12% to 27% MORE likely to be fatal than other types of wrecks as this tragic wrong-way collision on the Eastex Freeway demonstrates. This is because the majority of the wrong-way wrecks involve catastrophic high-speed, head-on collisions. Our Eastex Freeway collision attorneys point out that drunken drivers cause around 60% of wrong-way wrecks. Click the link to learn more about the causes and consequences of fatal wrong-way driving wrecks.