2 Women Killed in Uber Crash on Jensen in Houston; Brian Tatum Arrested

2 Women Killed in Uber Crash on Jensen in Houston; Brian Tatum Arrested

Two Women Killed in Houston Uber Crash on Jensen near Parker; Brian Tatum Arrested

Houston, Texas (September 22, 2020) – Two women were killed Saturday night in an Uber crash in northeast Houston, according to deputies.

The fatal crash occurred around 11:30 p.m., September 19, on Jensen Drive near Parker.

Authorities said Harris County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull over Brian Tatum, 51, for running several red lights while racing another vehicle, but Tatum sped away at a high rate of speed.

The other vehicle stopped for the police.

Deputies pursued Tatum for around a mile before he crashed into a rideshare car that was turning left onto Parker from Jensen.

The two women who were riding in the back of the rideshare car were ejected. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have not been released.

The Uber driver and Tatum were taken to Ben Taub Hospital for treatment.

Tatum was later discharged and was taken to jail on two felony murder charges.

Officials said Tatum has extensive criminal records in Texas and California that span more than 20 years.

The crash remains under investigation.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

Who May Make a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

A wrongful death claim for a family member may be brought by spouses, children or parents. The State of Texas also allows the estate of the deceased to bring a survival action to recover for past medical expenses and conscious pain and suffering, as well as other non-economic damages which the deceased may have suffered before death. Texas does not permit brothers, sisters, cousins, or grandparents to assert any claims for the death of a family member.

Wrongful death claims require an attorney who understands the complexity of the damages caused by a significant loss. The lawyer representing the client has the responsibility to hire the necessary experts to help prove the case. 

If you have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, contact our law firm today to talk to an attorney who will help you in your case.

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