Crash Kills, Injures Unrestrained Kids
At about 9:30 am on Friday, January 25th, a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Morton Ranch Road and Elrod Road in the Katy area of west Harris County caused the death of one child and injured two others, one critically. According to Harris County Sheriff’s deputies on the scene, a Chevrolet Camaro was heading east on Morton Ranch Road when a Honda Pilot SUV turned left towards Elrod Road in front of it. The Camaro t-boned the passenger side of the Pilot with such force that a 6-year-old boy was thrown from the Pilot and massively injured. Two small girls who were also passengers in that vehicle, ages 3 and 4, were also seriously injured. None of them were restrained by either car seats or seat belts. All three children were rushed to an area hospital, but the little boy died shortly after arrival. The 3-year-old girl was admitted in critical condition and the 4-year-old in serious condition. Investigation continues as to the cause of the collision and, regardless, citations will be issued to the Pilot’s driver for unrestrained children passengers.
Failing to buckle up small kids in any moving vehicle is inexcusable and, as this tragic incident proves, a very quick recipe for disaster. Serious collisions generate enormous forces which small bodies aren’t designed to absorb, particularly if they get zero help from vehicle safety restraints. If you or a loved one in ever injured in a collision like this one, please consider calling us. We have dealt with such tragedies for decades and we will insure that all the facts will be determined and any irresponsible parties held fully accountable.