Tree Crash Kills Reckless Driver

At 5:05 am on Wednesday, May 30th, a 23-year-old Houston man was driving his Nissan Altima at a high rate of speed southbound in the 3600 block of Mangum Road when he lost control and the Altima veered off the pavement, jumped over a median curb and smashed into the trunk of a large tree, crushing the vehicle’s front end.

According to HPD officers on the scene, the man was taken by ambulance to an area hospital in critical condition, but was pronounced dead on arrival. A 31-year-old woman passenger was taken to the same hospital to be treated for minor injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, which will include routine autopsy toxicology screening to determine if drugs or alcohol played any causational role. No criminal charges are presently anticipated.

Obviously, if your own impaired or reckless driving results in your own demise, there’s not much we can do about it. However, if you are ever injured in an incident like this one because of another’s impaired or reckless driving, your vehicle’s mechanical failure, a sudden medical emergency precipitated by an adverse medication reaction, your or the driver’s distraction by an external event or some other cause for which the perpetrator thereof can be held accountable, please consider calling us. We are very good at getting to the truth of each case and evaluating your rights based upon all the facts.