Jasper, TX (February 25, 2022) – One man has lost his life following a pedestrian accident in Jasper. At around 5:30 a.m., on February 21, the Texas Department of Public safety was requested on-site at a crash on US Highway 96.
Reports from DPS show that 58-year-old Billy Rogers was driving north on US Highway 96 in a 2015 Toyota SUV. For unknown reasons, his vehicle struck a pedestrian just north of County Road 249 by the Old Miller’s Store.
The pedestrian, 52-year-old Edward Campbell, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim deceased from his injuries.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the accident are under investigation.
Our warmest condolences go out to the family of Edward Campbell. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Pedestrian crashes occur each day in Texas. A pedestrian accident is often a very serious event and is likely to take a toll on both the victims, as well as their families. Pedestrian accidents now account for about 1 in 5 traffic fatalities across our state. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 4,852 pedestrian crashes reported in 2020. As a result of these accidents, a total of 1,211 people were seriously hurt and 731 were killed. These statistics illustrate the high likelihood that a pedestrian crash in Texas will lead to serious injuries or possibly death for the victim.
There are many causes of pedestrian accidents. Each collision must be carefully investigated in order to determine the cause. In many cases, the accident will occur due to driver negligence. Motorists often fail to see pedestrians until it is too late to avoid hitting them. This type of distraction, along with speeding and reckless driving are the most common causes of accidents involving pedestrians.
When you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian crash, you need a lawyer on your side who will stand up for you. If you have lost a loved one in the crash, you should be looking to heal and to receive compensation to help you with some of the unexpected expenses that you are facing.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
After a fatal accident, it is important to retain the services of a Jasper wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can advise you on your rights and move your case in the right direction. During this difficult time, you do not need to worry about the details of a legal claim. Your focus should be on your family and your healing and recovery. Your attorney should take care of the legal details.
Here at Wyatt Law Firm, our wrongful death lawyers in Texas can help during this difficult time. We bring an unmatched level of skill and compassion to each case. Our firm vigorously pursues justice on behalf of each of our clients. To schedule your free consultation with a member of our team, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (210) 340-5550.
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