Speeding Teen Dies in Crash
At about 6:35 am on Tuesday, March 31st, a 17-year old male driving a small sedan at a high rate of speed westbound in the 1700 block of Cavalcade in northeast Houston crossed an elevated grade railroad tracks crossing which caused his vehicle to go airborne. When it landed, he lost control and veered directly into a large power line pole, knocking it down and cutting off power to a nearby neighborhood. HFD fire fighters quickly arrived and treated the severely injured teen until paramedics could arrive and place him in an ambulance, but while initial efforts to save him seemed to be successful he died shortly after arrival at a nearby hospital’s E.R. No other vehicles were involved in the tragedy. Continued investigation of the crash by HPD officers will include a close inspection of the vehicle and routine autopsy toxicology tests to determine if alcohol played a role.
If you or a loved one is ever injured in a vehicle collision caused by your own negligence or impairment there may not be much we can do to help. But, if you are injured due to errors of others, or a vehicle malfunction, there may be much we can do to assist you. We have dealt with such tragedies for decades and we are experts at it.