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2 Year Old Child Suffers Brain Injuries In Red Light Crash

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2 Year Old Child Suffers Brain Injuries In Red Light Crash

A major car accident in Harris County led to severe brain injuries to a 2-year old boy. The crash occurred very early in the morning, before 5 a.m., on Sam Houston Parkway.

The boy was in one of the two vehicles involved in this red light crash, together with his father, who has also suffered injuries that required his hospitalization. Both father and son where taken to the hospital where they received emergency medical care. According to doctors, the child suffered brain swelling that puts his integrity and well being at risk.

Fortunately, the boy was safely strapped in his car seat by the moment of the crash. This has saved his life, there’s no doubt about it. According to Sgt. Dashana Cheek-McNeal, the situation would have been much worse, if the boy hadn’t been in this seat.

ABC13’s Stefania Okolie interviewed the child’s uncle, Davon. He shared the immense pain and the difficulty he had to watch his nephew going through all this suffering only because of someone’s decision to speed through a red light. Davon’s message to the world is to slow down, because nothing can be more important than safety. Here’s the link to the ABC13 article: https://abc13.com/2-year-old-boy-suffers-brain-swelling-in-red-light-crash/5523458/

The second driver was alone in his car, going to work. According to deputies, none of the two drivers showed any signs of impairment. However, one of them rushed through the crossing, ignoring the red light, hoping to get to his destination a couple of minutes faster.

It is still to be decided who was at fault. Both drivers claimed to have started at the green light. Obviously, one of them was wrong, so deputies state that the accident is subject to further investigations.

This event raised an alarm signal for parents, and for all vehicle drivers for that matter, to check their children’s car seats often.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact Brent Coon & Associates today.

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