Houston, TX (December 07, 2020) – A man was struck by a car and killed on Alameda Avenue on Saturday night, December 5th in the city of Houston.
After a collision between an orange Hyundai and an SUV on Alameda Avenue, the driver of the SUV exited his vehicle to check on the condition of the other driver and was hit by a passing car.
According to eyewitness accounts, the vehicle that struck the driver of the SUV proceeded to drag him roughly 30 feet and then fled the scene, leaving the man to die in the middle of the road.
His identity has not yet been released.
Following the original accident, the orange Hyundai burst into flames. The driver was transported via ambulance to a local hospital for emergency medical care.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Houston
As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 129,000 people in the United States required emergency room visits in one recent year for treatment of injuries they sustained during pedestrian-involved accidents. Additionally, another 5,376 pedestrians died as a result of their injuries. Pedestrians are almost twice as likely to die during a car crash than the occupant of a vehicle, and if they do manage to survive being struck by a car, they usually have a very long period of recovery to endure.
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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