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Rapper Paul Wall was in a violent crash with his 12-year-old son Will in Texas at the end of November, reports People (https://people.com/music/paul-wall-car-crash-with-son/).
The Texas-born musician and his son were heading to his concert in Austin, Texas, when a pickup truck crashed into their van head-on. This was the first time Wall’s son was going to a concert with his father without his mother being present. Wall, his son, and four other crew members were in the van when the accident happened.
Wall, who was sitting in the van’s middle row at the time of the crash, said that he noticed the pickup truck heading right toward them when their van pulled into the concert venue before the show was scheduled to start. The rapper said that the pickup truck driver had blown through a stop light and was speeding at the time of the accident.
Both the van and the pickup truck were totaled in the crash. Wall and the people in his van had to climb out of the back of the vehicle because it had spun around on impact, and there was broken glass and metal bent inward. His young son was sitting right behind him when the accident happened, but he was wearing his seatbelt at the time. All six occupants were able to walk away from the scene with minor and moderate injuries.
Wall later shared a photo of him and his son before the accident and posted an update on social media. Wall said he was having difficulty walking and moving in general because he was sore and that his neck and head hurt so much that holding a conversation was difficult. However, he did seek medical attention and added that he was prescribed medication and will be okay in time. Wall also expressed gratitude that he, his son and the other passengers were able to survive the violent collision.
Police are still investigating the incident; no charges have been filed yet.
Speeding still a dangerous trend on the road
As noted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding is a danger to everyone on the road and not just the person who is doing it (https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/speeding). In 2016 alone, speeding accounted for just over 25 percent of all deaths on the road that year and was a factor in many accidents across the nation.
When a person speeds, they have less control over the vehicle, and the effectiveness of their car’s safety equipment is reduced. Stopping distance is also longer, and speed boosts the degree of crash severity, which leads to more serious injuries when there is an accident.
If you have been injured because of the actions of a reckless driver, you may be able to receive compensation for your pain and losses associated with the accident, including wages lost from missed work, property damage and other losses. Contact an experienced car accident lawyer Denver, CO offers about your case to ensure all your rights are protected throughout your entire case.
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