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Seven-vehicle crash on I-45 sends child to the hospital

A car crash involving seven vehicles occurred near Cypresswood drive not far from Spring high school.

The accident started when a four-door sedan crashed into a big rig. Multiple cars were off sent off the road with at least two sustaining serious damage.

Three people were injured, including a child. The child was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital while the two adults were taken to local hospitals by ambulance.

The injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening and the cause of the accident remains unknown.

Avoiding truck accidents

Accidents involving semitrucks are responsible for a disproportionate number of traffic deaths and injuries, in both Harris County and throughout the country.

These trucks are more accident prone because of their size, blind spots, and their susceptibility to slide on wet or icy roads. Additionally, when a truck driver loses control of his rig, it is very difficult for him to regain control.

If passenger vehicles follow a few rules they reduce the likelihood of a semitruck accident.

Firstly, a good distance should always be kept when trailing a large truck. The general rule is that if you can’t see the trucks rear-view mirrors, you’re too close. Keeping a healthy distance ensures that passenger vehicle stays out of the trucks blind spot.

Secondly, large trucks take longer to stop than other vehicles, especially on wet or icy roads. This should be kept in mind during rainy and snowy days.

Finally, large trucks take longer to turn. Always give a turning truck a wide birth and never attempt to speed past a truck that is entering a turn.

Being involved in a truck accident can have life changing consequences, such as severe injury, trauma, and financial distress. An experienced personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case and fight for your rights in a court of law.