A three-vehicle accident left cars with significant damage and two people with injuries that were severe enough that they had to be hospitalized. The wreck happened in south Houston, and reports indicate that it took place very early in the morning — about 3 a.m. — on Sunday, May 7.

The Houston Police Department reported that a black pickup truck, a Chevy Silverado, slammed into the side of a gray Dodge Charger at the intersection where Old Spanish Trail meets Peerless Street. The Silverado then continued on and hit a Lincoln MKZ.

Pictures from the scene show a crowd of people around the gray sedan. The entire side of the sedan was crushed and the front passenger-side door was torn right off of the car. The impact was so hard that the wheels were bent in at the top, the trunk was open, and the metal roofing was crumpled back toward the driver’s side.

There were two women in the car, and they were both brought to medical centers by emergency crews. Reports about their specific conditions were not given out, though it does not appear that anyone in the truck or the Lincoln was hurt. It was not immediately clear whether the driver of the truck had been drinking.

A t-bone accident can be devastating for those being hit, who have almost no protection compared to those in the other vehicle. If you are hit and left with serious injuries, make sure that you know if you have a right to compensation from the at-fault driver for injuries and damages.

Source: KHOU, “Two injured in 3-vehicle accident in south Houston,” May 07, 2017