Houston, TX (March 16, 2023) – A pedestrian was killed on Thursday morning, March 15, after being involved in a traffic accident in Houston.
The fatal accident took place on Interstate 10 EB near Lockwood Drive at around 4 a.m. It was reported that a white Mack tractor-trailer headed west hit a pedestrian on the roadway. The victim was then hit again by a westbound car.
Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene, and the man was later pronounced dead. Both drivers remained and cooperated with authorities.
No additional information has been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Texas ranks as the 13th highest state for pedestrian deaths, according to preliminary data from the first half of 2017 published by the Governors Highway Safety Association. The number of pedestrian fatalities in accidents in the United States is still higher than it has been in more than 25 years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and is now close to 6,000 per year. In Texas alone, 5,216 pedestrians were hurt in the past year, and many of them are still suffering from expensive and irreversible effects.
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