Dallas, TX (February 12, 2022) – A semi-truck accident reported in the Dallas area claimed one person’s life. At around 5:20 a.m., on February 10, emergency crews were called to the site of a crash on Interstate 30.
Reports from the Dallas Police Department show that a male pedestrian was struck by an 18-wheeler on Interstate 30 in the area near Edgefield Avenue.
The man sustained severe injuries in the accident. Authorities arrived at the scene to render aid to the victim. However, he passed away at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Pedestrian accidents in the state of Texas claim the lives of more than 700 people each year. Statistics show the number of fatal pedestrian accidents increased approximately 8.5% from 2019 to 2020. Regrettably, there are many instances where pedestrians are often harmed in accidents caused by negligence and reckless motorists. We see a significant number of accidents take place due to driver negligence. Some of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents in Texas include:
- Running red lights
- Failing to yield the right of way
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. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can be life-changing. Most likely, you will have to deal with towering financial consequences. You may no longer have a source of income that your family has grown to depend on. You may face towering medical expenses. You may have to cover tens of thousands of dollars in funeral costs.
Dealing with medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost wages can be devastating. In some cases, families can work with wrongful death lawyers in Dallas who can fight to get them justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Dallas pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have extensive experience helping grieving families get justice. Our law firm was established with the goal of helping people protect their legal rights. To date, we have remained committed to helping each client we work with obtain the outcome they expect for their legal claims.
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.
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.