Eagle Lake, TX (January 28, 2021) – A pedestrian has lost his life as a result of a crash on Monday evening in Colorado County. At around 9 p.m., on January 25, emergency crews were called to the site of a crash on North Lake Street.
Reports from the Eagle Lake Police Department show that 29-year-old Joseph Ruiz was walking near North Lake Street in Eagle Lake when he was struck by an Amtrak Passenger train.
Ruiz sustained fatal injuries as a result of the accident. Crews with the Colorado County EMS and the Texas Department of Public Safety assisted the Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department and the Colorado County Sheriff’s Department at the scene of the accident. However, crews arrived at the scene and pronounced the man deceased.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of Joseph Ruiz. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Every year, more than 7,500 pedestrians are injured in collisions throughout our state. The fact that pedestrians do not have steel cages to protect them leaves them more vulnerable to life-threatening and fatal injuries. The majority of victims sustain injuries that force them to undergo emergency surgery and spend months in recovery. Although we would hope that every victim is able to overcome their injuries and move forward, this is not the case. In fact, motor vehicle accidents claim the lives of more than 3,600 people each year. Roughly 17% of victims who lose their lives in these accidents are pedestrians.
When pedestrians lose their lives in accidents, they often leave behind friends and family members who are devastated by their sudden and unexpected loss. Although there are very few things worse than the loss of a loved one, knowing that they lost their life as a result of another person’s negligence makes the situation even more emotional. Although money cannot replace the lives of those taken away so suddenly, having the financial resources necessary to move forward after a loss can help alleviate some of the stress families endure. Working with a responsive and effective wrongful death attorney in Houston can help to ensure you are in the best position possible after experiencing the tragic loss of a loved one.
The Texas pedestrian accident attorneys at Farah Law have over five decades of experience fighting to help bereaved families protect their legal rights after losing loved ones in accidents due to the negligence of other motorists. Our team is available to meet with surviving relatives at their earliest convenience to review the circumstances surrounding their loved one’s accident and to determine the most appropriate actions moving forward. We are committed to helping our clients protect their legal rights and best interests, and to maximize their recoveries through wrongful death claims. If your loved one lost their life in an accident, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (888) 481-9359 to see how we can help you get justice.
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