Montgomery County, TX – A driver was killed and four passengers were seriously injured after a wrong-way driver crashed into their vehicle at a high rate of speed.
According to the Montgomery County Police Reporter, several reports were received by 9-1-1 that an Acura sedan was driving southbound in the northbound HOV lane of 1-45 near SH 242. Several minutes later, 9-1-1 received a report of a head-on collision on northbound I-45 north of Rayford Road. The Acura crashed into a Dodge pick-up truck with five occupants.
The driver of the Acura, Kourtney Yakiyah Hawkins (26 years old) was killed in the crash. Also killed was 22 year old Nely Martinez, who was a passenger in the Dodge pick-up truck. Those seriously injured are Antonio Flores of Huntsville (21 years old), Osvaldo Amezquita (21 years old), Yatasi Morales (22 years old) and Charles Esaiais (21 years old). All remain in the hospital in serious condition.
Wrong-Way Driving Dangers
Wrong-way driving presents dangers to the driver driving the wrong way as well as other vehicles on the road. When a wrong-way crash happens, often people are killed or seriously injured.
Wrong-Way Crash Statistics
- The majority of wrong-way crashes involve drunk or impaired drivers
- Wrong-way crash typically occur at night
- Almost 20% of wrong way crashes occur after 2:00 a.m. after bars close down
- Older drivers are often involved in wrong-way crashes
HRSLawyers.com posts these articles to keep the Greater Houston community informed about traffic accidents and other news. These blog posts are not intended to give legal advice. However, if you or a loved one has been involved in a similar accident and need help from an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact the Montgomery County, TX Personal Injury Lawyers at Hernandez Redden Sunosky, LLP. Our lawyers can help you find answers and obtain monetary compensation for any lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
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