Houston, TX (December 6, 2021) – One man has lost his life as a result of a pedestrian accident in the Houston area on Saturday evening. At around 5:45 p.m., on December 4, calls for assistance came in surrounding an incident on Bellfort Avenue.
Reports from authorities show that a woman was at a business in the 7500 block of Bellfort Avenue when someone stole her black Ford pickup truck. The truck was later located in the 3300 block of Tangerine Street.
Police officers spotted the vehicle traveling in the 9100 block of Scott Street and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle sped away, leading the police on a chase.
As one westbound Houston Police Department unit lost control while pursuing the vehicle on Reed Road, it struck a male pedestrian who was standing on the sidewalk.
The pedestrian sustained 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 Auto Accidents in Texas
Between 2019 and 2020, the number of pedestrian fatalities across the state of Texas increased by nearly 8.5%. This increase resulted in more than 700 people losing their lives in these often preventable accidents. The vast majority of pedestrian accidents involve some form of negligence. We often see victims lose their lives in accidents caused by drivers who are speeding, impaired by drugs or alcohol, distracted, or engaging in other acts of negligence.
When victims lose their lives in accidents, they often leave behind grieving families who are forced to deal with overwhelming mental, emotional, and financial consequences. The impacts are only made worse by the financial burdens they soon encounter.
Seeking the assistance of a Houston wrongful death lawyer can help you get justice. A skilled legal team will review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident and determine what options are available for you to move forward and get justice for your loved one.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Houston pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm completely understand the grief and negative consequences that your family is dealing with after losing a loved one. We strive to provide aggressive representation for clients that is compassionate to their needs. We understand the difficulties that families face after losing loved ones. This drives our team to provide the most compassionate and responsive representation imaginable.
Our lawyers are standing by 24-hours a day to take your call. Do not wait to get started on your case. 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.
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