Houston, TX (November 19, 2020) – An auto accident in the Houston area claimed the life of one person on Thursday morning. At approximately 5:20 a.m., on November 17, the Houston Police Department responded to the scene of an accident on the I-45 North Freeway.
Reports show that a pedestrian was attempting to cross the freeway near Aldine Bender Road. As the person entered the roadway, they were struck by an unidentified vehicle.
The pedestrian was fatally injured in the accident. The driver remained at the scene and requested assistance. However, emergency crews arrived and pronounced the victim deceased. Crews spent over three hours at the scene of the accident investigating. At this time, investigations are ongoing.
We would like to extend our warmest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Pedestrian accidents across Texas claim the lives of more than 600 people each year. These victims account for more than 16% of total people killed in collisions across our state. As you can imagine, pedestrians are left vulnerable to the impact of vehicles due to the fact that they have neither steel cages nor other forms of protection to safeguard them from harm. Although there are numerous laws in place to protect pedestrians, we continue to see them harmed at an alarming rate.
Statistics show that more than 80% of collisions are caused by the negligent or reckless actions of others. Texting, driving impaired, and engaging in reckless behaviors while operating vehicles can leave others sharing the roads and walking on sidewalks at risk. If your loved one lost their life in an accident as a result of another driver’s actions, it is essential that you seek the guidance of a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in Houston. Working with a skilled and aggressive legal team will ensure you are able to recover from the loss of your loved one.
For over 50-years, the Texas pedestrian accident attorneys at Farah Law have helped thousands of grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing loved ones. We work closely to develop powerful strategies that ensure our clients’ legal rights and best interests are protected. Our team takes an aggressive approach from the beginning by preparing every case as if it were going all the way to a full jury trial. Doing so ensures we are able to obtain the best results for our clients during negotiations or in court. If your loved one lost their life in an accident as a result of another driver’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (888) 481-9359 to see how we can help you. Our attorneys are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident so we can determine the best legal options available for you.
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