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Why did Houston driver not slow for a disabled vehicle?

Interstate 45 is a heavily traveled highway connecting Houston to Dallas. It was recently the site of a motor vehicle accident in which three children were injured and hospitalized.

The Houston Police Department said that a Toyota Corolla was pulled over in the Gulf Freeway's emergency lane when a Nissan Altima slammed into it from behind. The three children who were inside the disabled vehicle were injured. 

The man who had been driving the Altima was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Two adults who had been inside the Toyota were outside the car at the moment of violent impact. They were apparently not injured by the wreck.

The kids were taken to a nearby hospital where doctors have said they are expected to survive their injuries, according to a news report.

Law enforcement officials said they do not at this time believe that alcohol caused the crash. But they added that the disabled vehicle was in the emergency lane at the time of the crash and that there were no marks in the lane to indicate that the Nissan driver ever applied brakes before the collision.

The Nissan driver was apparently not wearing a seatbelt at the time.

We do not know why the driver did not slow or stop when approaching the Toyota or why the driver did not simply go past the car. We know that in some similar cases, intoxication is indeed a factor, and in other cases, a driver is distracted by a phone or other electronic device and does not pay sufficient attention.

No matter what the cause of these types of accidents, there are no excuses for negligence that harms children and others. A Houston personal injury attorney can help you fight for compensation for all damages to your family.

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