Speeding is to blame for a three vehicle Houston car accident that claimed the life of 26-year-old Collin Davis. The incident took place in Pearland, Texas, at approximately 1:00 in the morning. According to reports, Davis may have been coming home from working at his job as a security guard when he was stopped at a traffic light behind a minivan. When the light turned green both vehicles had moved into the intersection when a third vehicle traveling at speeds over 100 miles per hour slammed into the back of Davis’ car. The impact of the accident was so great that it forced his automobile into the back of the minivan in front of him and the two cars flipped into an embankment. Davis died at the scene and the minivan driver was reportedly not injured. The 43-year-old man who was driving at the high rate of speed was taken to the hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries. Alcohol was not present in his system.
According to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this most recent Houston car accident that resulted in Mr. Davis’ death is becoming an all too common occurrence. Speed-related crashes, which are any accidents in which the police indicates that the driver was driving too fast for conditions, exceeding the posted speed limit or racing, are one of the most prevalent factors in collisions. The cost to society is estimated at over $40 billion, and the human cost is even greater, as there are over 10,000 lives lost each year to speed-related crashes.
Speeding in Fatal Houston Car Accident Was Likely Negligent
When a driver ignores the speed limit or exceeds it to the degree that was behind this recent Houston car accident, investigations are conducted to determine what was behind the driver’s actions. In this case, the police have already determined that alcohol was not involved, and have indicated that the driver may have had mental health issues. This gives rise to questions of responsibility and negligence. The police investigation will continue.