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Houston, TX – Man in Wheelchair Struck by Vehicle on Long Point Rd

by | Jan 22, 2022 | Auto Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Houston, TX (January 21, 2022) – One man was hospitalized with injuries following an accident in the Houston area on Wednesday evening, January 19.

Just before 9 p.m., a man in a wheelchair was struck by an eastbound police cruiser in the 7700 block of Long Point Road.

The man sustained serious injuries in the accident. He was rushed to a nearby hospital for emergency medical care. The officer was not injured in the accident.

At this time, investigations surrounding the crash are underway.

Our thoughts are with the victim who was injured in this accident. We hope for his full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

Houston, TX – Man in Wheelchair Struck by Vehicle on Long Point RdEach year, more than 700 people lose their lives in pedestrian accidents. Thousands more are left with serious injuries that negatively impact their ability to work and perform various tasks. These accidents add up to hundreds of thousands of people forced into area hospitals for the treatment of injuries. Pedestrians are more likely to suffer severe injuries that lead to life-long disabilities.

Some of the injuries that pedestrian accident victims incur include:

  • Broken bones/compound fractures
  • Incomplete or complete spinal cord injuries leading to paralysis
  • Painful traumatic brain injuries that lead to balance, memory, and mood issues

To make matters even worse, many people never fully recover. Instead, they are left with permanently disabling conditions.

When drivers speed, fail to yield the right of way and engage in other acts of negligence, they place the lives of other people sharing the road at risk. Pedestrians, in particular, are more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries in crashes because they are unprotected. Having to take time off work, go through months of therapy, and deal with lifelong consequences can dramatically impact your quality of life.

Should you be injured in a traffic-related incident in our state, you must take quick action to ensure your legal rights are protected. By consulting with our Houston pedestrian accident lawyers right away, we can get started on building the strongest case imaginable on your behalf.

Texas Personal Injury Lawyers

Our Houston personal injury lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm understand the safety risks that people across the state face every day while driving. We understand that crashes can take place instantly and have long-term consequences. Some victims find it difficult to move forward and continue dealing with mental, physical, and financial stress.

Our team has received numerous accolades and awards from both our local community and peers in the legal industry. We continue to provide the most trusted representation for each person we work with to ensure both their legal rights and best interests are protected. We remain committed to providing you with the representation that can trust to get you the results you deserve. If you have been injured in an accident, do not wait to take legal action. Contact our Texas personal injury law firm right away by calling 361-533-1872 to schedule a free case review to determine the best legal options available to get you justice.

Note: Our team used secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include but are not limited to local and state police reports, local news reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about the accident described. Our team has not independently verified all the facts surrounding this accident.  For this reason, if you locate any information that is incorrect, please let us know immediately so that we can correct the error. We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business and none of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.