ABC13 in Houston, Texas reported a massive multi-vehicle collision on Monday, June 1. Few details are currently available regarding the accident, but the media reported massive delays for Monday morning commuters in Houston.
Details on the Accident
The accident occurred sometime before 7 a.m. on Monday morning. Five to six cars collided on the West Loop of I-160 at Bissonnet. As a result of the pile-up, all northbound lanes were soon closed.
Traffic was stalled nearly to the I-610 South Loop later in the morning. Drivers were forced to exit approaching Bellaire and reroute from there. The wreckage was cleared from the roadway by 6:45 a.m., but ABC13 reports delays continued into the morning as traffic slowly returned to normal. It is not clear whether anyone was injured in the accident.
Facts and Statistics on Motor Vehicle Collisions in Texas
According to statistics compiled by the Texas Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics in 2018:
- 12,161 crashes occurred in the State of Texas that caused serious injury to 14,908 individuals. The report stated that 1 person was injured in a car accident every 2 hours and 7 minutes.
- 3,639 drivers lost their lives to car accidents in 2018, a decrease in loss of life from 2017’s statistics. In addition, the report stated that around 1 person lost their life to a car accident every 2 hours and 25 minutes.
- Texas had no deathless days on its roadways in 2018.
The rate of car accidents in the city of Houston far exceeds that of other highly populated areas in Texas, and Houston has frequently ranked as one of the most dangerous cities in the country for drivers.
Lapeze & Johns, Your Houston Car Accident Attorneys
Unfortunately, those involved in these types of accidents may quickly be overwhelmed by the process of seeking compensation or justice for the negligence of their fellow drivers. Thankfully, if you’ve been involved in an accident in the city, there is help to be had.
The personal injury and car accident lawyers of Lapeze & Johns pride themselves on their dedication to the people of Houston and are committed to seeking civil justice and compensation for those who have suffered through no fault of their own.