Harris Co, TX (July 15, 2021) - The death of a pedestrian on the morning of Thursday, July 15th along the North Freeway feeder road forced the closure of all northbound lanes of traffic in north Harris County.
Authorities stated that the accident took place at about 5:00 a.m. in the area of Vista Drive and Richey Road in Houston.
Reports show that a driver was heading northbound along the feeder road when a young male allegedly “suddenly appeared” in the roadway. The driver told deputies that he attempted to swerve but was unable to avoid hitting the pedestrian.
After the crash, the driver pulled over and determined that the victim was dead.
Deputies shout down the North Freeway feeder road in the area of Vista Drive while they investigated the cause of the accident.
The victim has not yet been identified. The driver involved is not likely to face any charges related to the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Harris County
Each year, upwards of 7,500 pedestrians sustain injuries during vehicle collisions all across our state. The fact that pedestrians are not afforded the luxury of having steel cages to keep them safe makes them a lot more susceptible to fatal and life-threatening injuries. The majority of car crash victims receive injuries that require them to undergo emergency operations and spend weeks or even months trying to rehabilitate.
Even though we would hope that all victims can overcome their injuries and move forward with their lives, this is not always the case. Motor vehicle collisions take the lives of over 3,600 victims every year. Approximately 17% of victims who are killed in these kinds of accidents are pedestrians.
When pedestrians die in car accidents, they usually leave behind family members and friends who are overwhelmed by this unexpected and sudden loss. Even though there are very few things more distressing than the loss of someone you love, knowing that they were killed due to another person’s negligence makes the circumstances even more emotional.
Although money is not able to replace the lives of those taken from us so suddenly, having the economic resources that are necessary to move forward following this loss can help lighten some of the burdens that families will 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.
Our team can meet with surviving family members at their earliest convenience to review the facts surrounding their loved one’s death and establish the most appropriate actions for moving forward.
The Texas pedestrian accident attorneys at Farah Law have over fifty years of experience fighting to aid bereaved families in defending their legal rights after losing family members in car accidents because of the carelessness of other drivers.
We are dedicated to helping our clients safeguard their legal rights and best interests, and to maximize their financial recoveries through a claim of wrongful death. 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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