Houston, TX (November 7, 2021) – One person has lost their life following a motor vehicle accident on Thursday evening in the Houston area. At around 11:30 p.m., on November 4, the Texas Department of Public Safety was notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Katy Freeway.
Reports from local authorities indicate that a male pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle near Katy Freeway and Taylor Street. After landing in the road, a second vehicle came through the area and ran the man over.
The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their 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
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 San Antonio as soon as possible. You may have legal options available to help you get justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our San Antonio pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have extensive experience helping bereaved families get justice. Our team fully understands what families are going through during these difficult times. For this reason, we provide only the most trusted and effective representation to ensure our clients are protected.
We are passionate about helping bereaved families who have endured the loss of loved ones hold negligent actors accountable. We strive to provide responsive and effective representation for clients that is compassionate to their needs.
If your loved one has lost their life in a pedestrian accident, our team is available to meet with you and discuss the legal options available for you. Your family deserves answers and we are committed to helping you get them. We will remain by your side and advocate to protect your best interests and legal rights every step of the way.
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 by calling 210-340-5550. We are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your case and the legal options available to help you get justice.
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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