Houston, TX (April 18, 2022) – A young man lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Harris County on Saturday morning, April 16. At around 11:50 a.m., authorities were dispatched to the scene of an auto accident on Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Reports provided by local authorities show that a 19-year-old man was crossing Martin Luther King Boulevard when a second person. For unknown reasons, a black Chevrolet Cruze struck the teen. The Chevrolet then continued forward and crashed into a light pole. The impact of the crash caused the vehicle to catch on fire.
The pedestrian suffered severe injuries in the accident. Emergency crews responded to treat the victim. However, he was pronounced deceased from his injuries.
Two people inside the Chevrolet were injured. EMS transported the 20-year-old driver to Ben Taub Hospital for emergency medical treatment. A 2-year-old backseat passenger was transported to Texas Children’s Hospital for evaluation.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were 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 has lost their life as a result of this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Every year, thousands of pedestrians are struck by vehicles in the state of Texas. Many victims are left with severe injuries that demand long-term care. Regrettably, more than 750 people end up passing away as a result of their injuries. We see many drivers, passengers, and other travelers lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others. Some of the leading causes of fatal crashes include:
- Running red lights
- Driver inattention
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol
When victims lose their lives in pedestrian accidents, they often leave behind family and loved ones who have to deal with mental, emotional, and financial consequences.
Your family will most likely have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses and deal with lost earnings. These and other financial burdens just make it more challenging to move forward. For this reason, it is crucial that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Houston as soon as possible. You may have legal options available to help you get justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Houston pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have extensive experience helping bereaved families get justice. We are passionate about helping people who have endured the loss of loved ones hold negligent actors accountable.
If your loved one has lost their life in an accident, you must take legal action immediately. 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. We are available around the clock to take your call and discuss your case.
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