Houston, TX (December 14, 2021) – One person has lost their life following a pedestrian accident in the Houston area, according to reports. Just after 11 p.m., on December 11, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Sam Houston Tollway.
Reports from the Houston Police Department show that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the southbound side of Sam Houston Parkway in the area near Beechnut Street.
The pedestrian sustained severe injuries in the accident. Emergency medical services responded to the scene to render aid to the victim. However, the victim passed away at 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 their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
The year 2020 saw a record high in the number of pedestrians fatally injured across our state. In fact, 717 pedestrians reportedly lost their lives as a result of motor vehicle collisions. 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. When pedestrians are killed in accidents, due to the negligence of others, families may have legal options available to help them move forward. 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 are committed to achieving the best results for our clients. We have recovered over $500 million in damages for victims and their families following accidents in the state of Texas. 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.
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. Our Texas personal injury lawyers are available any time to take your call. By reaching out to our team 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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