Wichita Falls, TX (June 25, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in the Wichita Falls area claimed one person’s life. At around 12:30 a.m., on June 23, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a crash on Southwest Parkway.
Reports from authorities show that a 45-year-old woman was walking in the area of Southwest Parkway and Fairway Boulevard during the early morning hours. For unknown reasons, she was struck by a semi-truck.
The woman was severely injured as a result of the accident. She was rushed to an area hospital where she passed away from her injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our warmest 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
Motor vehicle accidents in the state of Texas take the lives of thousands of people every year. Hundreds of victims who lose their lives are not inside vehicles at all at the time of their accidents.
Pedestrians who are involved in crashes are at an increased risk of suffering significant injuries due to the fact that they are unprotected. Unfortunately, we see many people lose their lives in motor vehicle crashes due to drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions while operating their vehicles. Some of the leading causes of fatal pedestrian accidents in our state include:
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drivers who run red lights or pass stop signs at intersections
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way to others
- Drivers who are distracted by food, cellphones, and other objects
When drivers engage in negligent, reckless, and malicious actions while operating their vehicles, they leave others at risk. If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a pedestrian accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. Working with our wrongful death lawyers in Wichita Falls can make a significant difference when it comes to your chances of recovering.
Our Wichita Falls pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have extensive experience helping families protect their legal rights after losing loved ones. Our lawyers will remain by your side throughout the entire legal process. We will fight to ensure you are able to get justice. Our lawyers will build the strongest wrongful death claim on your behalf to ensure you have the best chances of getting justice.
We will go to the scene of your loved one’s accident to gather evidence. We will speak with witnesses and contact the police for a copy of the police report. Our lawyers will build the strongest claim possible and aggressively negotiate compensation on your behalf to ensure you are able to cover the financial burdens you face moving forward after losing a loved one.
It is important that you reach out to our Texas personal injury law firm right away to schedule a free case evaluation. Our lawyers are available by calling 210-340-5550 to get started.
Note: Our team used secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include but are not limited to local and state police reports, local news reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about the accident described. Our team has not independently verified all the facts surrounding this accident. For this reason, if you locate any information that is incorrect, please let us know immediately so that we can correct the error. We will remove a post if requested.
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