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Texas driver runs red light, causes fatal car accident

The Houston Police Department reported a fatal accident involving three cars at the Texas 3 intersection with Edgebrook Road. A Honda Civic traveling east on Edgebrook was making a left onto Texas 3 at the same time as an Isuzu Trooper headed west on Edgebrook was also making a left onto Texas 3. Both cars had the green light. A GMC Envoy moving south on Texas 3 ran the red light at around 1:20 a.m. and hit the Honda, which caused it to strike the Isuzu.

A 22-year-old passenger in the Honda was killed by the car accident, and the driver was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital in stable condition. A passenger in the Isuzu suffered injuries and received treatment at Bayshore Medical Center.

  - Article By Richard Weaver

A police investigation is being conducted, and charges against the Envoy driver are awaiting those results. The driver was placed in police custody after being found near bushes at the intersection. It is unknown whether the victims or family of the fatally injured passenger intend to file civil claims against the driver.

Car accidents result in damages, and the extent of some of these damages is beyond what most insurance policies will cover. Besides property damage, two of the victims of this car crash incurred medical expenses. They and other seemingly uninjured occupants may have also suffered spine or brain injuries, such as a concussion or whiplash, that may not be apparent until a day or more after the accident or medical diagnostics. The family of the deceased passenger, likewise, has tangible and unseen costs, including funeral expenses and emotional suffering. The victims may find compensation with the assistance of a personal injury attorney in Texas.

Source: Houston Chronicle, "HPD: Missed red light leads to fatal 3-car wreck," Robert Stanton, March 27, 2013

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