Houston, TX (January 18, 2023) – A woman has died as a result of a pedestrian accident that took place on Tuesday morning on the southwest side of Houston. January 17, the Houston Police Department responded to the scene of a crash on
According to reports, at around 12:18 a.m., a Houston police officer was driving on the feeder road in the 11,500 block of Southwest Freeway, responding to a double shooting.
As the vehicle proceeded through the area near South Wilcrest Drive, the vehicle collided with an adult female pedestrian. The officer did not have lights or sirens on at the time of the accident because the call was not classified as a code one emergency.
The female pedestrian was fatally injured in the crash. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was identified as a Hispanic female in her 40s.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the police.
Our condolences are with the family of the woman who died in this fatal pedestrian accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Fatal pedestrian accidents claimed the lives of more than 700 people in 2021. Every year, hundreds of people lose their lives in our state as a result of these accidents. In many cases, fatal pedestrian crashes are caused by drivers who are negligent.
It is no secret that many pedestrian fatalities occur at night and on roads with poor lighting. Furthermore, speeding drivers are a serious threat to pedestrians, especially those crossing busy streets. In addition, distracted driving has become a leading cause of crashes and near-crashes, putting pedestrians at serious risk.
If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal pedestrian crash, your family may be able to take legal action. Filing a wrongful death claim can help your family seek financial compensation for some of the losses and damages you face.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, your family may be able to recover compensation for the pain and suffering that your loved one endured prior to their death. This includes both physical and emotional pain and suffering. If your loved one was conscious and aware prior to their death, you may be able to recover a higher amount for their pain and suffering than if they were not conscious.
In addition, you may also be able to recover economic damages such as lost wages and medical expenses. If your loved one was employed at the time of their death, you may be able to recover their lost wages up until the time of their death. It is important that you hire a Houston pedestrian accident lawyer to help you protect your legal rights.
Our compassionate and knowledgeable team of Houston wrongful death lawyers from Wyatt Law Firm are here for you. We understand that this is incredibly difficult, so we strive to ensure our clients receive proper respect, integrity, and compassion throughout the process. Contact us today at 210-340-5550 to set up a free consultation with us so we can start working on your case right away.
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