Houston, TX (April 23, 2022) – One person has lost their life as a result of a pedestrian accident reported in the Houston area on Thursday afternoon. At around 3 p.m., on April 21, calls for assistance came in surrounding an auto accident on South Main Street.
Reports provided by local authorities show that a pedestrian was traveling in the area of South Main Street and South Post Oak Road. For unknown reasons, the pedestrian was struck by a train.
The crash resulted in fatal injuries for the pedestrian. The victim was declared deceased at the scene.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the accident are under investigation.
No other injuries were reported.
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
In Texas, motor vehicle accidents claim the lives of nearly 4,000 people every year. In many cases, victims suffer fatal injuries in accidents due to the negligent actions of other drivers sharing the road. More than 700 people killed in auto accidents are pedestrians. These victims do not have protection during accidents, which leaves them more vulnerable to fatal injuries.
Nearly four out of five crashes in our state can be contributed to some form of negligence. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol contribute to more than 25% of fatal crashes each year. Drivers who are distracted account for 18% of crashes. Speeding contributes to nearly 20% of all fatal crashes each year.
These and other acts of negligence continue to have an overwhelming impact on families who are forced to deal with the negative consequences of losing a loved one. When victims are killed in motor vehicle collisions, due to the negligence of others, families may have legal options available to help them move forward. Seeking the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Houston can help you get justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Houston pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm are committed to achieving the best results for our clients. Our lawyers completely understand the grief and inconsolable heartache that your family is dealing with after losing a loved one. Our team will meet with you to discuss your case and some of your goals moving forward. We will help you recover compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost earning capacity, and a variety of other damages you face moving forward.
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. We have recovered over $500 million in damages for victims and their families following accidents in the state of Texas.
Our ultimate goal is to help you move forward after experiencing a loss in the best way possible. You should not be forced to cover tens of thousands of dollars in unexpected costs due to another driver’s negligence. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team by calling 210-340-5550.
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