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One dead, homeowner injured in Houston crash

A Texas truck accident took the life of a motorcyclist and caused property damage on April 23. The crash occurred when the motorcyclist allegedly ran through a stop light in north Houston, slamming into a pickup truck around 6:45 a.m. The crash caused the truck driver to lose control, and she careened into a home nearby. The truck accident impact killed the motorcycle driver and injured one of the homeowners.

A neighbor who witnessed the crash attempted CPR on the motorcyclist but he had already passed away. The neighbor reported the man was lying face down wearing a backpack and assumed the man had been on his way to work. The owner of the damaged home was pinned by a table once the truck came through the wall. She was transported to the hospital but her injuries are not considered life threatening. There was no word on whether the pickup driver sustained injuries relating to this crash.

The homeowner's daughter, who had been sleeping at the time the crash occurred, was physically uninjured but transported to the hospital as a precaution because of her reaction to the crash. The homeowners involved in the crash stated they have owned the house and an adjacent one since the 1950s. They report the home has been hit four other times since they've owned it. Residents blame the accidents on speeding drivers. They are now looking into the possibility of a barricade to prevent future accidents.

The Texas truck accident highlights the dangers of speeding and the importance of alertness while driving. The people involved in this accident may have the ability to file a personal injury claim seeking financial compensation as a result of this accident, and the motorcyclist's family may have legal grounds to pursue a wrongful death claim against all parties whose negligence caused or contributed to the fatality. They would do well to stay involved in this accident report process as they attempt to decide what, if any, legal actions to take.

Source: KHOU, "Police: Pickup truck hits, kills motorcyclist before crashing into north Houston home," Sherry Williams, April 24, 2012

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