Houston, TX (October 22, 2021) – Two pedestrians lost their lives on the evening of Wednesday, October 20 on Houston’s south side. Reports indicate that the wreck took place at around 9:00 p.m.
According to information from officials, the incident occurred in the 9000 block of South Main near 610. Authorities stated that an unidentified man and a woman identified as 49-year-old Jessica Hood were attempting to cross South Main when the collision occurred.
Both were pronounced deceased on-site. Houston officials are working to determine who had the right-of-way at the time of the wreck.
Traffic was blocked in the area while crews worked to clear the scene. Drivers were asked to use alternative routes while respondents were present on the roadway.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Police continue to investigate.
Houston Pedestrian Collisions
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.
Pedestrian accidents in Houston and across the state of Texas occur at an alarming rate. Every year, thousands of people are injured in these accidents and hundreds more lose their lives. In the Lone Star State in 2018, 7,908 pedestrian accidents occurred. These included fatality and non-fatality collisions.
According to information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation, 2018 was one of the worst years for pedestrian accidents in Houston and across the state of Texas. In the first six months of 2018, there were more than 290 Texas pedestrian crashes. Due to the high population in Texas, we see more pedestrian accidents than nearly any other state in the nation.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Houston
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 family members recover full and fair 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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