Tyler, TX (February 16, 2023) – Late on Wednesday night, February 15, a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in Tyler.
The deadly crash was reported on East Erwin Street and Loop 232 at around 9:15 p.m. The pedestrian was walking along the road when they were hit by a GMC pickup truck. The victim suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead.
The deceased victim was later identified as 60-year-old Denise Kay Brown of Tyler. No updates on the crash have been provided at this time.
Local authorities are handling the ongoing accident investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Denise Kay Brown at this time.
Texas Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
In Texas, pedestrian fatalities are on the rise and currently make up one in every five automobile fatalities. In our state in 2021, there were 5,366 pedestrian-related crashes that resulted in 841 fatalities, a 15% increase in pedestrian fatalities from the year before. A total of 1,470 more people suffered serious injuries in these crashes that year.
Your family may potentially be awarded compensation for the suffering you endured as a result of losing a loved one. In some circumstances, you might be awarded exemplary damages in a Texas wrongful death case. They are frequently referred to as punitive damages by attorneys. Only those wrongful death lawsuits that include egregious carelessness or other grave offenses may you receive them, nonetheless.
Punitive damages are used to punish the party responsible for the accident that resulted in your loved one’s death. These damages are used by the legal system to deter others from reckless or hazardous behavior. You need to make sure that the at-fault party is held accountable under the law, and that starts by partnering with an accomplished attorney.
Wyatt Law Group, PLLC’s attorneys understand how challenging it may be for families to go on after losing a loved one. Our team is dedicated to assisting people and families in obtaining justice because of this. Our legal team will assist you in obtaining a copy of the accident police report when you lose a loved one, and our attorneys can assist you in finding the support you require, thanks to the scope of resources available to them. We will assist you in connecting with a local lawyer who will fight for your family’s rights and financial recompense for your losses. To begin, call our Tyler pedestrian crash attorneys at 210-340-5550 right away.
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