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Lubbock, TX – 8-Year-Old Boy Hurt in Scooter Crash on 37th St

by | May 15, 2022 | Auto Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Lubbock, TX (May 15, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident that took place on Thursday evening in the Lubbock area left a young child seriously injured. At around 7:50 p.m., on May 12, calls for assistance came in surrounding an auto accident on 37th Street.

Reports from authorities show that an 8-year-old boy was riding a scooter in the 4000 block of 37th Street. As the child crossed the roadway, he was struck by a westbound GMC Sierra.

The child sustained severe injuries in the accident. He was rushed to Covenant Medical Center for emergency medical care.

At this time, the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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

Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

Lubbock, TX – 8-Year-Old Boy Hurt in Scooter Crash on 37th StTraffic-related incidents in Texas take the lives of over 700 pedestrians every year. Thousands more are left with serious injuries that require emergency medical attention. Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable during crashes. As a result, they are more likely to suffer severe injuries in collisions than most other motorists.

When pedestrians are involved in accidents, they are likely to suffer from traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and compound fractures. Many victims have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical care while being unable to work for several weeks or even months. When innocent people suffer injuries in accidents, it is imperative that they are able to truly identify the cause of the crash. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in Texas include:

  • drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • drivers who are distracted
  • drivers to travel well above the speed limit
  • drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians
  • drivers who turn at intersections without looking
  • drivers who are reckless

When innocent people are hurt in accidents due to the negligence of others, it is important that they reach out to a pedestrian accident lawyer in Lubbock as soon as possible. Injured parties may have legal options available to help them move forward.

The Lubbock personal injury lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have extensive experience helping injured parties secure the maximum amount of compensation available for their lawsuits. Our lawyers will build the strongest case possible on your behalf and aggressively negotiate full and timely compensation. We will fight to help you get justice and protect your best interests.

Our Texas personal injury law firm can be reached at 210-340-5550. Call our team today to schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to discuss your case and the legal options available to help you move forward.

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.