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Fatal Crash Kills Cyclist at 9800 Aldine Westfield, Suspect Arrested and Charged

(November 2019) – Houston police have reported that a suspect is in custody and has been charged with Intoxication Manslaughter and Failure to Stop and Render Aid in the 178th State District Court after a fatal crash killed a cyclist on Monday. 

The collision occurred at around 6:30 p.m. at 9800 Aldine Westfield. Witnesses say that a white Chevrolet Suburban driven by the suspect, 25-year-old Sergio Montenegro, failed to stay in his lane and veered off into the grassy area between the road and the sidewalk. He then struck the cyclist, who was also traveling southbound on Aldine Bender. The victim was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Montenegro fled the scene and was apprehended later after a witness reported the vehicle’s location at a nearby business at 9600 Irvington. 

HPD continues to investigate, and the team at the Mokaram Law Firm will report additional details when available. Check back here for updates.

Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety of those who live and work in our Houston community. At Mokaram Law Firm, we intend to honor those who have been hurt in Houston. The purpose of our blog is to provide up to date information to the public to help others avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice. 

 


Truck-Motorcycle Collision Leaves One Dead in Northeast Houston

(November 2019) – A collision involving a motorcycle and a truck left one person dead on Tuesday afternoon in Northeast Houston. The collision occurred in the 11200 block of East FM 1960, and caused significant traffic delays for a few hours. According to investigators, one of the drivers involved may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash, although they did not specify whether the intoxicated driver was riding the motorcycle or driving the truck. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office released a statement on Twitter saying that intoxication manslaughter charges are pending. 

Source: KHOU

Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety of those who live and work in our Houston community. At Mokaram Law Firm, we intend to honor those who have been hurt in Houston. The purpose of our blog is to provide up to date information to the public to help others avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice. 


Breaking News – Accident Reported at North Sam Houston Tollway Eastbound at Gessner

(November 2019) – A two-vehicle crash has been reported at North Sam Houston Tollway Eastbound at Gessner today, verified by TranSTAR as of 4:40 p.m. Authorities haven’t yet released any details about the crash, but we will update this story as it develops. Check back here for more details.

Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety of those who live and work in our Houston community. At Mokaram Law Firm, we intend to honor those who have been hurt in Houston. The purpose of our blog is to provide up to date information to the public to help others avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice. 

 

 


Beltway 8 Reopens After Fiery Crash on Monday

A collision that caused two vehicles to burst into flames shut down a section of Beltway 8 on Monday. According to the Houston Police Department, several vehicles were involved in a collision on the westbound side of the North Beltway at John F. Kennedy Boulevard. The crash occurred at 5:53 p.m. on Monday and authorities have reported that at least one person was injured in the wreck. The road reopened a few hours later, and authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the crash.

Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety of those who live and work in our Houston community. At Mokaram Law Firm, we intend to honor those who have been hurt in Houston. The purpose of our blog is to provide up to date information to the public to help others avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice. 

 


Houston Police Are Investigating a Fatal Crash Involving a Pedestrian at 200 East 43rd Street

(November 2019) – Houston police are still investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred on at 200 East 43rd Street on Friday. Authorities say the collision occurred during the 6:00 p.m. rush hour, when the victim, a 54-year-old female, was hit while crossing the intersection at North Main Street. The driver was traveling eastbound on 43rd in a white dually pickup when he ran a stop sign and hit the pedestrian. The driver fled the scene, and the victim was transported to Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. 

The HPD Vehicular Crimes Hit and Run Unit urges anyone with information about this crash to contact them at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety of those who live and work in our Houston community. At Mokaram Law Firm, we intend to honor those who have been hurt in Houston. The purpose of our blog is to provide up to date information to the public to help others avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice. 

 


Pickup Truck Struck by Flying Tire on Highway 90 at Hillcroft

(November 2019) – A driver in a gray GMC pickup truck was shocked when a flying tire rolled into the middle barrier on South Main near Hillcroft and went airborne, smashing down on his vehicle. The incident happened at around 3:00 p.m. on Friday, according to authorities. The tire came from a trailer that was hauling a wood chipper on the other side of South Main. An accident involving that vehicle sent the tire flying over the barrier and into oncoming traffic. The driver who was pulling the trailer stopped at the scene to provide assistance.

Witnesses said that the driver of the GMC pickup suffered minor injuries in the accident.

According to KHOU, loose tires have been a problem in Houston in recent years, even causing a fatality two years ago when a tire flew off a damaged axle and killed a driver on the Pierce Elevated. A loose tire on the North Freeway shattered another car’s windshield earlier this year.

TxDOT spokesman Danny Perez told KHOU of the incidents involving loose tires: “That’s why we ask folks when they’re traveling, expect the unexpected.”

Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety of those who live and work in our Houston community. At Mokaram Law Firm, we intend to honor those who have been hurt in Houston. The purpose of our blog is to provide up to date information to the public to help others avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice. 


Five people transported to the hospital after Greyhound bus crash involving 18-wheeler near the Woodlands

Authorities are still investigating the cause of a collision involving an 18-wheeler and a stalled Greyhound bus along I-45 near the Woodlands early Thursday. Five people were transported to Hermann Memorial The Woodlands Hospital with minor injuries, and the driver was also treated. According to witness reports, the bus was stalled on the outside shoulder of the road at approximately 5:00 a.m. when an Anheuser-Busch “Seed to Sip” truck struck the rear left side of the vehicle, which had 25 passengers on board. 

Interstate 45 was closed for a few hours but three lanes were open by 9:30 a.m. to allow traffic to flow as authorities investigated the crash.

Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety of those who live and work in our Houston community. At Mokaram Law Firm, we intend to honor those who have been hurt in Houston. The purpose of our blog is to provide up to date information to the public to help others avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice. 

 

 


Drivers Involved in Fender Bender Killed in Crash on South Loop

Houston, TX (November 15) – What began as a minor fender bender on the South Loop in Houston on Friday morning turned into a deadly accident that left two people dead.

Authorities reported that two vehicles were involved in a minor collision in the westbound lanes near Cullen Boulevard. Both drivers were out of the vehicles to inspect the damage when a pickup truck slammed into one of the vehicles and both drivers, killing them both.

The westbound lanes were closed at Martin Luther King Blvd. for about two hours today while Houston police investigated the crash.

 

 

Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety of those who live and work in our Houston community. At Mokaram Law Firm, we intend to honor those who have been hurt in Houston. The purpose of our blog is to provide up to date information to the public to help others avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice. 


4 Children Killed In Car Crash As Driver Tried To Avoid Semi-Truck

Authorities responded to a fatal accident on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 located on U.S 77 near Austin, TX. The driver of a Nissan Pathfinder, Chelsea Dawn Frances Olsen, 26, had 5 passengers, all of which were children. According to officials, the crash occurred around 3:40 in the afternoon. A semi-truck traveling southbound lost control and veered into the northbound lane. Chelsea used evasive action and swerved to avoid missing the semi-truck but over-corrected and end up in the southbound lane where she was struck by another semi-truck. As a result of the accident two of the five children were ejected from the vehicle and one additional child was pronounced dead at the scene. The remaining two children plus Olsen were transported to the hospital in critical condition where later one more child passed away. The condition Olsen and the fifth child are currently unknown.

This type of news is always difficult to read, but it’s imperative to stress the importance of wearing your seat-belt and having car seats for children. The victims of this tragic accident range from ages two to thirteen years-old. It is unknown whether the children were properly restrained, but we take this opportunity to express for safety on the road.

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD. WEAR YOUR SEAT-BELT. PUT CELLPHONES AWAY. MAINTAIN SPEED LIMIT. CHECK YOUR BLIND SPOT. DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.

Our law firm offers free legal consultations, if you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle accident call us today. We can review your file for free and if we don’t win you don’t pay anything. 713-952-4445.

 


You’re Involved in A Car Accident; What Do You Do Next?

There are many lists explaining what you should do if you have been involved in a car accident, but many of them are from insurance companies who are not on your side!

 

Here is a list you can trust, designated to guide you through the burdens of a motor vehicle accident:

  1. STOP– always stop your vehicle when involved in a car accident, it is against the law to flee the scene of the accident.

 

  1. CHECK YOURSELF FOR INJURIES– call 911 if regardless of the situation.

If you are hurt and need medical attention, 911 will be able to assist you by sending an ambulance, the authorities or any additional help to your location. If you can move without hurting yourself, safely get out of the car.

If a police officer does not show up to the scene of the accident, no report will be available.  You are able to file a report on your own if there it is not a major accident with major injuries. If the authorities choose not to show up, take a video of the other driver giving a statement and of witnesses as well.

  1. TAKE PICTURES OF THE VEHICLES AT THE SCENE– this is a key step. Many people forget to take pictures of the vehicles at the scene of the accident. Take pictures of the damages to all vehicles involved. Once you have taken clear pictures from all angles, move your vehicle to a safe location.

On numerous occasions, our firm receives cases where there are conflicting statements from all parties involved in the accident. We take on the challenge of proving our client is not at fault regardless of what the defendant says. Pictures that show the exact position of all vehicles could make or break your claim.

  1. EXCHANGE INFORMATION– this is the step most people are familiar with, the easiest way to exchange information is by taking a PICTURE of:
  • Insurance Card
  • Driver’s License

This information is needed to identify the other driver. The insurance card should have the vehicle information, if not then gather as much information as possible such as: License Plate, Make and Model of Vehicle and Phone Number.

  1. EVEN IF YOU FEEL SORE, IT IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST TO SEE A DOCTOR– it is very common to start feeling pain right after or the days following the accident. You should at least visit your primary care physician if you only feel sore because it serves as proof of injuries.

Adjusters want to pay as little as possible or not at all, cover your bases and help yourself.

 

Mokaram Law Firm works to protect those who have been in an accident. Let us help you get the compensation you need. We can evaluate your case for free, call us at 713-952-4445.

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