Houston, TX (December 2, 2021) – At approximately 1:20 a.m. on December 1, police in Harris County were dispatched to the scene of a fatal auto-pedestrian crash on Farm to Market 1960 West. A 51-year-old male reportedly lost his life in the incident.
The victim was pronounced deceased on-site by responding medical professionals. At this time, it remains unclear whether he was walking across the road or standing in the roadway for some reason.
The driver involved, identified as a 28-year-old male, stated that he had been drinking sometime during the day previous to the collision. Police stated he showed some signs of minimal intoxication.
Police said that the driver immediately made a u-turn after the incident and remained at the scene while waiting for authorities to arrive. No one involved has been identified at this time.
The roadway was closed while authorities in Harris County were present in the area. Drivers commuting in the vicinity of the crash site were asked to find alternate travel routes for the time being.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim. Nothing further has been reported concerning the circumstances of the crash.
Texas Pedestrian Accidents
During one recent year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared that roughly 129,000 people nationwide required emergency medical attention on behalf of injuries they received as a pedestrian involved in a car accident. An additional 5,376 pedestrians endured crash-related injuries that proved to be fatal. Pedestrians are more than two times as likely to lose their life during a traffic accident than anyone inside the vehicle.
Another report found that approximately 65 percent of those who lose their lives in fatal hit-and-run crashes are either pedestrians or bicyclists. This is partially due to the fact that pedestrians and bicyclists are basically unprotected from other vehicles on the roadway, making them the most vulnerable travelers at any given time.
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.
Houston Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
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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