Odessa, TX (March 23, 2022) – A pedestrian accident reported on Tuesday morning in Odessa has claimed the life of one person. At around 7 a.m., on March 22, the Odessa Police Department was requested on-site at a motor vehicle accident on North Grandview Avenue.
Reports provided by authorities show that a victim was standing near the left lanes of the 1900 block of East 42nd Street at the intersection of North Grandview Avenue. A red vehicle traveling east on the roadway then struck the pedestrian and fled the scene.
The pedestrian, identified as Michael Joe King, sustained fatal injuries in the crash.
The vehicle, which was identified as a Toyota Corolla, was located by the police. The driver, 25-year-old Christy Contreras, was arrested and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.
At this time, the Odessa Police Department is investigating the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Joe King. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Between 2019 and 2020, the number of fatal pedestrian crashes increased by more than 8% in the state of Texas. These accidents take the lives of nearly 720 people, leaving families to deal with the overwhelming consequences.
Families who lose loved ones in pedestrian accidents are often required to cover the costs of funeral arrangements so they can pay their final respects to those taken away so tragically and unexpectedly. Quite often, families lose a source of income that they have grown to depend on. The overwhelming mental, emotional, and financial changes forced on families can be extremely challenging to endure.
When pedestrians lose their lives in auto accidents caused by negligent drivers, families often have legal options available to help them move forward. By working with a wrongful death lawyer in Odessa, you have the best chances of prevailing on your legal case.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Odessa pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have decades of experience helping families get the justice they deserve after losing loved ones. Our lawyers truly understand the challenges that bereaved families face in the aftermath of fatal collisions. This motivates our lawyers to provide the most aggressive representation for our clients while remaining compassionate to their needs.
Our lawyers will personally meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your case. We will begin gathering evidence from multiple sources, including the scene of the crash. We will obtain a police report, any medical examiner reports, and other critical pieces of evidence that demonstrate what took place. We will further prove the economic and non-economic damages you are forced to endure.
Our lawyers stand by the level of personalized representation that we provide each of our clients. We are committed to fighting on behalf of bereaved families to ensure justice is served. Contact our Texas personal injury law firm at 210-340-5550 to schedule a case evaluation with our lawyers. We are available to meet at your earliest convenience.
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