Houston, TX (December 16, 2021) – One person has lost their life following a pedestrian accident in Harris County on Tuesday morning, December 14. At around 5 a.m., emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on North Sam Houston Parkway.
Reports from local authorities show that a man was traveling east on the travel road near 10700 North Sam Houston Parkway. The vehicle struck a guardrail, causing it to come to rest on the side of the road. The vehicle was then struck by a second vehicle.
The driver of the first vehicle exited and was standing next to his car when a third vehicle came through the area and struck him.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries in the accident and died 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
These acts of negligence continue to impact the lives of countless people every day. If your loved one has lost their life in a pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. In some cases, a wrongful death lawyer in Houston can help your family get the financial compensation that you can use to cover some of the costs you face moving forward.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Houston 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. Though taking legal action against the at-fault party may be the last thing on your mind, pursuing a wrongful death claim can help your family get compensation to help cover various costs you face during the grieving process.
Wrongful death claims may help you get compensation for:
- Any medical treatment needed for your loved one
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Financial losses, including lost earnings and inheritance benefits
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
We firmly believe that no settlement or paycheck will ever be large enough to compensate you for the loss of a loved one. For this reason, we strongly emphasize the pursuit of justice. Your family deserves answers and we are committed to helping you get them. If your loved one has lost their life in an accident, due to the negligence of another motorist, do not wait to get the justice you deserve. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers at your earliest convenience by calling 210-340-5550 to see how we can help you.
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.
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