Man Killed After Rear-Ending Detached Trailer on Interstate 45 in Houston

Man Killed After Rear-Ending Detached Trailer on Interstate 45 in Houston

One Man Killed, Another Man Injured in Houston Crash on Interstate 45 near Greens Road

Houston, Texas (August 12, 2022) – A man was killed and another man was injured in a traffic collision Thursday morning in Houston, Houston police said.

The deadly crash, which involved a detached trailer, occurred at around 4:35 a.m. Thursday, August 11, in the 12400 block of Interstate 45, just north of Greens Road.

According to the Houston police, a flatbed truck was traveling northbound on Interstate 45 when its trailer detached and came to a stop in the roadway.

A Ford Mustang crashed into the detached trailer. A Ford Ranger pickup truck swerved to avoid the collision but ended up hitting the back of the trailer.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 57-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been disclosed pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Mustang was transported to a local hospital. As of Thursday afternoon, the patient was in stable condition.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Further details regarding the crash were not immediately provided.

The crash remains under investigation.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

There are many different reasons why automobile, 18-wheeler, and motorcycle accidents occur, including driver negligence, driver inattention, texting and driving, speeding, fatigue, failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign or private drive, running a red light, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While the factors listed above are the main causes of most accidents, there may also be other factors involved, which is why it’s important that an investigation be conducted before evidence disappears, especially in cases involving a fatality.  At Joel A. Gordon & Associates, we will act quickly to secure accident scene photos, interview witnesses, obtain police records, and secure other valuable evidence needed to win your case.  Call now for a free consultation.

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