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One killed in rear-end collision on Eastbound Sam Houston Parkway, Houston

Houston, Texas – An unidentified motorist was killed after a fatal accident on Sam Houston Parkway.

According to authorities, a silver Nissan was disabled in the eastbound lanes of Sam Houston Parkway near U.S. 90 when a dually pickup truck crashed into the back of the stalled vehicle.

The driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The condition of the driver of the pickup truck was not released.

No further information was immediately available.

This accident will need to be investigated to help the family of the deceased receive the justice they are entitled

We do not have enough information to determine what happened here. It will first be important to understand why the vehicle was stalled in the roadway. If the vehicle had suffered a mechanical issue, what was the cause of the issue, and how could it have been prevented? We also need to know the actions of the Nissan driver. How long was the vehicle left unattended, and were hazard lights activated? These facts will help provide needed information into the actions of the dually driver.

We all know that motorists have a duty to avoid hitting other motorists. What happened here that prevented the driver of the dually from crashing into the disabled vehicle? Was the driver distracted by a phone or something else? Was the driver speeding and unable to stop in time to avoid the crash? These facts will be important to determine liability in this case. Often, with facts such as those here, the fault for the crash will not be entirely clear, and both parties may be partially responsible for what happened. However, under Texas’s comparative fault rule, this does not prevent the family of the deceased driver from receiving answers and justice for their unexpected loss. A trained attorney is important in these cases because the insurance companies will do all they can to paint the other driver as the bad guy.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.

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