On Wednesday afternoon, June 24th, two men were left dead and 2 other individuals were injured after a vehicle crashed into a business in North Harris County.
Details About the Incident
According to local authorities, the accident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. between Spring Cypress and Kuykendahl in North Harris County. A male driver of a 2005 Dodge Neon that carried 2 other male passengers was attempting to bypass another vehicle at high speed before losing control of his vehicle.
The Dodge ultimately struck into a culvert, went airborne, and crashed into a building, leaving the vehicle lying on its own roof. The driver of the vehicle and one of the passengers were both pronounced dead at the scene.
As far as the remaining passenger, another male had to be transported to the nearest hospital via life flight assistance. A female employee that was inside the building was taken to the hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Spring Fire Department completely shut down both sides of the roadway in order to clear the scene, and the accident is currently under investigation by the Harris County Sherriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division.
A Brief Overview On Single-Vehicle Car Accidents
In 2018, single-vehicle car accidents took more lives than a standard car crash, as they accounted for 53% of all motor-vehicle traffic fatalities across the United States.
Texas recorded a total of 1,840 single-vehicle related fatalities and accounted for 51% of the state’s motor vehicle death toll that same year as well. Out of those 1,840 fatalities, 70% of those reported deaths resulted in a single-vehicle crashing off-road.
Two of the most leading factors in these cases come as a result of both abnormal or impatient driving behavior, which leads to excessive speeding and can put the driver, and other drivers, in an extremely dangerous position.
The Catastrophic, Costly Results of Vehicle-Into-Building Crashes
While we don’t often see these types of car accidents on the news, these shocking accidents can happen. According to a report conducted by the Storefront Safety Council, an average of 60 different incidents where a vehicle crashes into a building across the United States occur every single day.
Additionally, these incidents take an estimated 500 lives and leave over 4,000 individuals injured on a yearly basis. Vehicle-into-building crashes are also a huge financial hassle as they average as much as $200 Million dollars in property damages and personal injury claims annually.
According to a research study conducted by Storefront Safety Council, the most notable factors in these incidents recorded from 2014 through 2020 included:
- Operational error (22%)
- Pedal Errors (19%)
- Impaired Driving (16%)
- Traffic Accident(s) (10%)
- Medical-Related Incidents (9%)
- Ram-Raiding, Burglary Cases (6%)
- Other (18%)
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