Houston, TX (April 17, 2021) – A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle in Northwest Houston on Wednesday, April 14. Just before 6:00 a.m., police and paramedics were dispatched to the area of the crash in the 4400 block of Gessner Road.
According to reports, the incident occurred on Gessner Road near the intersection with Clay Road for reasons still being investigated by police. A pickup truck headed west on Clay was approaching the intersection when it struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street. The truck fled the scene without stopping to render aid or wait for authorities to arrive.
The pedestrian was identified as a man in his 30s. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding medical professionals. What led to the crash was not immediately clear.
Police in Houston continue to investigate.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Collisions in Houston
The United States Department of Transportation recently reported that pedestrian-involved car accidents occur with shocking frequency. Statistics from one recent year showed that, nationwide, a pedestrian died during a car accident every 88 minutes. Injuries that are classified as non-life-threatening occur even more often. Being aware and mindful of the pedestrians with whom we share our roadways is a responsibility taken far too lightly by too many drivers.
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 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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