A 9:30 p.m. accident Tuesday on Rankin Road at the intersection with the northbound Frontage Road for Interstate 45 involved a Hummer and a small sedan according to the Houston Police Department. A female driver in the Hummer was eastbound on Rankin when she turned left in front of the sedan.
Both female drivers suffered undisclosed injuries in the crash and were hospitalized. The driver of the sedan had to be extracted after that vehicle also hit a concrete pillar.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the number of fatalities along America’s roadways declined in 2010 for the fifth-straight year. The total number of highway deaths last year was 32,788, down 3 percent over 2009.
Seeing a copy of the Texas accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about Texas Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An Texas accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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