Harris Co, TX – Elderly Pedestrian Killed on Gulf Bank Rd

Jan 23, 2021 | Houston, TX Traffic Accidents

Harris Co, TX (January 22, 2021) – Authorities were called to the scene of a hit-and-run accident on Friday, January 22 after a man attempting to direct traffic in Harris County was fatally struck by a car that fled the scene.  

The accident took place at about 9:15 p.m. on Gulf Bank Road near the Glenda Street intersection, near Hardy Toll Road. 

The victim, a 75-year-old man, was directing traffic for another man who was trying to pull a truck towing a trailer into a private driveway on Gulf Bank when he was hit. 

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver who caused the accident neglected to stop and inform the police.  

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Pedestrian Fatalities in Harris County

Harris Co, TX - Elderly Pedestrian Killed on Gulf Bank Rd

Accidents involving pedestrians happen daily across the United States. In Texas, in 2016, a total of 678 pedestrians were killed, making auto-pedestrian accidents account for about 20% of all vehicular fatalities within the state. This total represents a 21.5% increase from 2015.  

It is important that motorists stay alert when it comes to seeing pedestrians. The majority of these accidents take place due to the fact that drivers are not looking for pedestrians so they fail to notice when they are in or near the roadway.  

If you have lost a loved one in a Texas pedestrian accident, then a Houston wrongful death attorney will know the most effective methods for helping you obtain financial compensation for damages such as burial costs, medical expenses, loss of income, and many other damages brought on by the death of a family member.

The Houston personal injury attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas have been helping injured accident victims and their families recover just financial compensation after life-altering events for over three decades. We work tirelessly to ensure that your legal rights are protected and exercised so that you are able to successfully recover in more ways than one from your recent accident and the injuries that followed. 

If you would like a free evaluation of your Texas pedestrian accident claim, reach out to our law offices at (512) 968-0051 and schedule your case review today.  

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