Houston, TX (January 23, 2021) – Officers from the Houston Police Department were called to the scene of a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on 700 South State Highway 6 at about 9:05 p.m. 9:05 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20th.
The fatal victim was a 56-year-old male whose identity has not been released.
Police reports show that the pedestrian was crossing the street when he was hit by a silver Ford Escape driving in the southbound lane.
Emergency medical services also responded to the crash site, where they pronounced the man dead at the scene.
The driver remained at the site and cooperated with the police. Impairment is not believed to be a factor.
This accident is under investigation by the HPD Vehicular Crimes Division.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Houston
Accidents that cause the fatality or injury of pedestrians are a tragic, daily occurrence all across the country. Nearly 700 pedestrians were killed in 2016, 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 and 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.
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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