• July 20, 2017

Man Killed in Houston, TX, Red Light Accident on W. Mount Houston

Houston, TX -- July 17, 2017, a man suffered fatal injuries as the result of an accident in which his vehicle crashed with another on West Mount Houston.

The Harris County Sheriff's Department was called out to investigate the accident scene at around 8:30 p.m. They say the collision occurred at the intersection of West Mount Houston Road and Deer Trail Drive.

According to their reports, a man, said to be 60 years old, was driving a Nissan along West Mount Houston. Officials claim that the Nissan ran the red light, crashing into the side of a Jeep on Deer Trail.

As a result of the collision, the driver of the Nissan died at the scene. The driver of the Jeep was reportedly taken to a hospital as precaution.

Police did not release any further details surrounding the wreck.

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Commentary

Reports seem to indicate that police have come to a conclusion about this accident, that the Nissan driver ran the red light. This could very well be the case, but I've seen far too many accidents over the years where the news or even the police flat out got things wrong. Other times, they've left out very crucial details which should have come to light.

My point here is not that police are bad at their jobs or that no one ever runs red lights. In the end, someone lost their life in this accident, and his loved ones deserve to be sure they're getting the full story. This is why I always advocate that an accident needs to be looked at by an independent investigator. This way, someone with extensive experience and proper equipment can consider the evidence. Maybe their reports confirm what police have said, or maybe they uncover new details. The important thing is that those affected by the accident are getting the answers they deserve.

--Grossman Law Offices

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