Harris County, TX – Child Killed In DUI Crash On HWY 249
Harris County, TX (April 15, 2019) – On April 11, 35-year-old LaTonya Harrison was traveling along Highway 249 in an SUV with her two children, a 3-year-old daughter, and a 12-year-old son, named JoAnthony, when their vehicle was struck by a white Infiniti car, just before midnight.
Both Ms. Harrison and the 3-year-old child were transported to an area hospital for observation. In the collision, 12-year-old JoAnthony sustained serious injuries and was transported to Houston Northwest Hospital. According to authorities, JoAnthony has since passed away from his injuries.
The driver of the Infiniti was impaired at the time of the collision.
Our deepest condolences are extended to the family of JoAnthony Harrison at during this devastating time in their lives. Our thoughts are with LaTonya Harrison and her entire family at this time.
Fatal DUI Collisions In Texas
Regardless of the number of safety measures put in place to protect children across our state, motor vehicle accidents continue to be the leading cause of accidental death for victims under 18-years of age. Tragically, over 3,700 victims lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents annual across our state.
When children are killed in motor vehicle accidents, they often leave behind parents to struggle with the emotional and financial burdens of these horrific and unimaginable accidents. In many cases, parents are able to contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas to obtain justice and compensation for their loss.
Texas accident injury attorneys at the Benton Law Firm have several years of experience helping surviving family members to obtain compensation for medical and funeral expenses and various other damages resulting from these incidents. Our law firm is dedicated to helping those harmed get the justice they deserve. Contact our car accident attorneys in Texas at (214) 219-4878 to see how we can help you.
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