San Juan, TX (April 21, 2022) – A pedestrian accident reported in the San Juan area claimed the life of one person early Saturday morning, April 16. Just before 1:30 a.m., emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of an auto accident on East Carrol Street.
Reports provided by authorities show that a 32-year-old woman was walking in the 700 block of East Carrol Street during the morning hours. For unknown reasons, she was struck by a vehicle. The woman suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter and an accident involving damage to a vehicle.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim who was injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
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
Between 2019 and 2020, the number of pedestrian fatalities across the state of Texas increased by nearly 8.5%. This increase resulted in more than 700 people losing their lives in these often preventable accidents. The year 2020 saw a record high in the number of pedestrians fatally injured across our state. In fact, 717 pedestrians reportedly lost their lives as a result of motor vehicle collisions.
The vast majority of pedestrian accidents involve some form of negligence. We often see victims lose their lives in accidents caused by drivers who are speeding, impaired by drugs or alcohol, distracted, or engaging in other acts of negligence.
In many cases, surviving families are forced to endure overwhelming consequences. The mental and emotional impacts are only made worse by the financial burdens they soon encounter. Dealing with medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost wages can be devastating. In some cases, families can work with wrongful death lawyers in San Juan who can fight to get them justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our San Juan pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm are committed to achieving the best results for our clients. We have recovered over $500 million in damages for victims and their families following accidents in the state of Texas. We strive to provide aggressive representation for clients that is compassionate to their needs. We understand the difficulties that families face after losing loved ones. This drives our team to provide the most compassionate and responsive representation imaginable.
Not only will we fight to ensure your family is able to hold the at-fault party accountable, but we will help you get the financial compensation you need to cover funeral expenses and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages you face moving forward.
Our law firm offers free consultations to all prospective clients. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team. Call 210-340-5550 any time to see how we can help you. Our lawyers are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to speak with you about your case and help you get the justice and the compensation you deserve.
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