Houston, TX (July 8, 2021) -One man reportedly lost his life in an auto-pedestrian accident in Houston on Tuesday, July 6. According to officials, the wreck occurred at around 11:45 PM.
According to officials, the man was killed when he was hit by a big rig while attempting to cross the freeway. The incident was reported to have occurred in the southbound lanes at Crosstimbers on Interstate 45.
Paramedics pronounce the man deceased at the scene, according to information from various sources. His identity has not been released at this time.
The driver of the semi involved remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Authorities in Houston continue to investigate.
Our thoughts are with everyone involved. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Houston
And alarming number of pedestrian accidents take place in Houston and throughout the state of Texas each and every year. Numerous people sustain injuries in these collisions and hundreds lose their lives. According to recent statistics, the Lone Star State saw a total of 7908 pedestrian accidents in 2018. These include non-fatal and fatal occurrences.
The year 2018 was reportedly one of the worst years for pedestrian accidents in Houston and throughout Texas. Information from the Texas Department of transportation states that there were over 290 pedestrian accidents in the first six months of 2018. The number of pedestrian accidents in Texas is higher than almost any other state in the nation. This is because the population in Texas is extremely high compared to that of many other states.
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable travelers on the road at any given time. This is due to them being totally unprotected from other larger, faster traveling vehicles. Pedestrians often suffer more catastrophic and devastating injuries due to this simple fact. For this reason, and many others, it is in your best interest to seek the assistance of a skilled and knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorney in Houston if you believe that you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian wreck in the Lone Star State. Especially in the case that you are under the impression that your accident was caused by another persons negligence, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation that can help cover the cost of your crash.
The Houston personal injury lawyers 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.
Contact our law firm today at (512) 968-0051 in order to speak with a reputable Houston traffic accident attorney concerning your own personal injury case. We offer free consultations and case evaluations and work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay any upfront costs or fees until awarded financial compensation. Call us today to get started on your claim.
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Disclaimer: We write these posts with the intention of providing general information about driving safety with the hope that people will slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being seriously injured in an accident. If you are in an accident, we want to make sure that you know how to react appropriately. This post is not intended to be deemed as legal or medical advice of any kind. The picture used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.