Houston, TX (January 5, 2022) – One man has lost his life following a crash in the Fondren Gardens section of Houston on Monday evening, January 3.
At around 9:10 p.m., authorities were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Main Street.
Upon arriving at the scene, offices with the Houston Police Department located a man pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in the 14100 block of Main Street.
The main suffered severe injuries in the accident. Authorities secured the area and attempted to render aid. However, the man was pronounced deceased from his injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the police in Houston.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Pedestrian accidents in Houston and across the state of Texas occur at an alarming rate. Thousands of people are injured in these accidents and hundreds more lose their lives each year. In 2018 in the Lone Star State, there were 7,908 pedestrian accidents that occurred. These include fatality and non-fatality accidents. Accidents that cause the fatality or injury of pedestrians are a tragic, daily occurrence all across the country. More than 700 pedestrians are fatally injured in our state each year, accounting for more than 20% of all vehicular fatalities in Texas. This total also represents a 22% rise in the pedestrian death rate from the previous year.
Pedestrian-involved accidents generate more injured victims and more fatalities than any other type of vehicle collision. Due to the fact that pedestrians are extremely vulnerable, they commonly suffer injuries that greatly exceed those of the vehicle occupants.
Houston Wrongful Death Lawyers
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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