Houston, TX (April 5, 2021) – First responders in Houston including police and paramedics responded to the scene of a fatal pedestrian-involved collision on the morning of March 31. At approximately 8:40 a.m, a call concerning the crash was made to local emergency crews.
When they arrived at the scene, located on the Eastex Freeway near East Mount Houston, they found that one person had lost their life due to being hit by a car. However, the vehicle that struck the pedestrian had fled the site of the crash without stopping to render aid or wait for authorities to arrive.
All southbound service road lanes were temporarily closed at the intersection while crews worked to clear the area. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding medical professionals.
The identity of the deceased has not been publicly disclosed at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Authorities continue to investigate.
Pedestrian Accidents in Houston
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.
According to information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation, 2018 was one of the worst years for pedestrian accidents in Houston and across Texas. In the first six months of 2018, there were more than 290 Texas pedestrian crashes. The Lone Star State sees more pedestrian accidents than nearly any other state in the nation, probably due to the state’s high population.
Pedestrian collisions are often more catastrophic and devastating than any other type of traffic accident. Due to pedestrians being totally unprotected while traveling, they usually suffer more severe injuries in accidents than those who are injured while riding in passenger vehicles. For this reason, it is imperative to seek legal representation if you feel that you or a loved one has been injured or lost their life due to another person’s negligence. A Houston wrongful death attorney will be able to help you recover financial compensation for funeral costs, outstanding medical bills, and other costs associated with your loved one’s passing in the event that you have lost someone to a fatal Houston pedestrian accident.
The Houston personal injury lawyers 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.
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.