Houston, TX (October 24, 2021) – Authorities in Houston are currently investigating a fatal auto accident that involved a pedestrian. The incident happened around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 24, according to reports.
A woman was hit by a vehicle and killed in the inbound lanes on the I-10 Katy Freeway between Dairy Ashford Road and Kirkwood Road in western Houston. All main lanes of the freeway were closed while Houston police and paramedics occupied the roadway.
Various sources reported that a white Toyota Sedan with three female passengers was parked on the shoulder of the freeway when the driver exited the vehicle to check on a passenger who was sick. Authorities stated that a white coupe driven by an adult male exited the main lanes of the highway and struck the female for currently unknown reasons.
She was pronounced deceased on-site by medical professionals who responded to the scene of the incident. Her name has not been released at this time. The two other women present in the vehicle at the time were not injured.
The male driver who struck the woman suffered minor injuries and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Katy, authorities said. The man will face intoxication manslaughter charges. Nothing further has been reported concerning the circumstances of the incident at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere sympathies to the family of the deceased victim.
Pedestrian Accidents in Houston
Information recently reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that nearly 129,000 people in the United States required emergency medical care in one recent year due to injuries they suffered in pedestrian-involved traffic accidents. An additional 5,376 pedestrians lost their lives because of their injuries. Pedestrians, the most vulnerable travelers on the roadway at any given time, are almost twice as likely to die during a car crash than the occupant of a vehicle. If they do manage to survive being struck by a car, their recovery period is usually extremely long and difficult.
If a loved one of yours has recently lost their life in a Texas pedestrian accident, then a Houston wrongful death attorney can help 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.
Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Houston
Any costs associated with your or your loved one’s car accident in Houston could be covered by compensation if the law finds that the wreck was the result of another’s negligent actions. Medical care can cost tens of thousands of dollars and be a major setback in a person’s life and ability to live optimally, which is why financial compensation can be so helpful in the aftermath of an accident.
Contact the Law Office of Williams Hart & Boundas as soon as possible in the event that you believe that you or a loved one of yours has been injured by another person’s recklessness, carelessness, or negligence in a Houston car crash or another type of traffic accident. The Houston personal injury lawyers at Williams Hart & Boundas work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing unless you are awarded full and fair financial compensation for any resulting damages that may have resulted from your crash. Call our law office when you can at 713-230-2200.
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