Houston, TX (June 21, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in the Houston area has claimed one person’s life. At around 2 a.m., on June 19, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a crash on Galveston Road.
Reports from local authorities show that a pedestrian was traveling in the 13100 block of Galveston Road during the early morning hours. For unknown reasons, they were struck by a vehicle.
The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries as a result of the accident and was subsequently pronounced deceased.
At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are underway.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences 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
Each year, thousands of people are fatally injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents in the state of Texas. More than 17% of victims fatally injured in these accidents are pedestrians. The fact that these victims have no protection at all during accidents means they are more likely to suffer significant consequences.
Unfortunately, the majority of accidents that take place in our state involve drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions while operating their vehicles. Some of the leading causes of fatal pedestrian accidents include:
- Drivers who are distracted while operating their vehicles
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs while behind the wheel
- Drivers who enter roadways while impaired by alcohol
- Drivers who speed or travel too fast for road conditions
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians
- Motorists who turn at intersections without yielding to others
These and other acts of negligence continue to have life-changing consequences for others sharing the road. If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a pedestrian accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. It is important that you seek guidance from a wrongful death lawyer in Houston right away. A skilled and fearless legal team will be able to help you secure the compensation you need to cover the costs you face moving forward.
At Wyatt Law Firm our pedestrian accident lawyers in Houston have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. Our lawyers can help you build a solid legal case and fight to ensure you are able to get justice. We will gather evidence from a variety of sources and work with experts who can help to create the strongest case possible on your behalf. We will negotiate compensation with the insurance company to ensure you get the money you need for funeral arrangements, burial costs, and various other financial burdens you face.
Contact our Texas personal injury law firm at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation to get started. Our lawyers are available at 210-340-5550 to get started on your case.
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.
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