HOUSTON, TX (November 25, 2020) –– The Witherspoon Law Group has been hired by the family of a 71-year-old man who was killed in a car crash on Saturday, November 21 after a Houston Police Department SUV crashed into his vehicle. Surveillance footage shows that Walter Cooper’s Cadillac was struck by the Houston PD patroller, which was traveling at high speed with no lights or sirens.
“You can clearly see from the video, and the impact of the collision, this officer was doing well beyond the posted speed limit. Without their sirens. There’s no lights there’s nothing. That’s just a complete lack of care and disregard and a level of recklessness for the community,” said family attorney Nuru Witherspoon.
The team of professionals at The Witherspoon Law Group is working tirelessly to hold the Houston PD responsible for the irreparable harm which has been caused by the victim’s untimely, wrongful death.
“There was a person behind the car. A person who was loved. He was very instrumental in the care of my children— my children could have been in that car,” said Cooper’s daughter, Dr. Brandi Cooper-Lewis.
Victims of fatal auto accidents die in Texas far too often. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2019. Last year, Texas car crashes claimed the life of one person every 2 hours and 26 minutes, and 284 people were killed in traffic crashes involving speed.
“To have his life taken, so egregiously and so irresponsibly, it’s just terrible,” said Rev. Lawrence Cooper, son of Walter Cooper.
Losing a loved one— especially in an unforeseen tragedy like a car accident— is one of the most traumatic events that a family member will ever have to experience. The Witherspoon Law Group is devoted to helping families and individuals who are injured by the negligence of others. Each member of our firm has experienced the devastation and heartache that happens when a family, friend, or community member is killed or left seriously injured after a catastrophic accident.
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