Fort Worth, TX (October 27, 2021) – A pedestrian accident reported on Tuesday evening in the Fort Worth area claimed the life of a young male, according to reports.
At around 5:45 p.m., on October 26, calls came in surrounding an accident on West Loop 820.
Reports from authorities show that a group of three juveniles was attempting to cross the West Loop 820 in the area near Camp Bowie Boulevard. For unknown reasons, a vehicle passing through the area struck one of the children.
The victim, identified as an 11-year-old male, suffered fatal injuries in the incident. The young victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Crews closed down the southbound lanes of West Loop 820 for an extended period as they worked to clear the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim 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 over 700 people each year. When children are involved in these accidents, the chances of catastrophic and fatal injuries are greatly increased.
Between 2019 and 2020, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents reported in the state of Texas increased by nearly 8.5%. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol contribute to more than 25% of fatal crashes each year. Drivers who are distracted account for 18% of crashes. Speeding contributes to nearly 20% of all fatal crashes each year.
If your family has been impacted by a fatal car accident, chances are that you will deal with more than just emotional pain and suffering. Fatal pedestrian accidents often cause overwhelming financial consequences as well. Your family will most likely have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses and deal with lost earnings.
Dealing with medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost wages can be devastating. In some cases, families can work with wrongful death lawyers in San Antonio who can fight to get them justice.
San Antonio Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our San Antonio pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm completely understand the grief and inconsolable heartache that your family is dealing with after losing a loved one. We are passionate about helping people who have endured the loss of loved ones hold negligent actors accountable. When it comes to helping families get justice after a loved one, we provide the most responsive and trusted representation for our clients to ensure they are in the best position possible to do so.
By reaching out to our Texas personal injury lawyers at 210-340-5550, we can schedule a free case evaluation to review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident and determine the best options available to help you move forward. Our lawyers are standing by 24-hours a day to take your call. Do not wait to get started on your case. Contact our law firm now to see how we can help you.
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