Houston, TX (March 11, 2021) - A woman was killed on Thursday, March 11th on Katy Freeway when she was run over by the vehicle in which she had been riding.
Police reports show that the accident occurred in the area of TC Jester Boulevard and Katy Freeway at about 2:00 a.m.
The incident started as a fight between a male driver and his female passenger inside the car. The fight apparently got so heated that the male driver pulled to the side of the freeway. The woman then exited the vehicle.
As the driver began to pull away, the woman clutched at the door handle of the now moving vehicle.
Investigators determined that she either tripped or fell prior to being run over by the same car and a car door handle was found at the site.
The man only made it a short distance before turning back around when he realized he stuck the woman. He returned to the scene, and police are trying to determine if intoxication played a role.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Houston
Pedestrian accidents claim the lives of more than 600 people across the state of Texas annually. This total amount accounts for roughly 17% of total traffic-related deaths in our state each year. Although we like to think that the laws and regulations in place to protect pedestrians are effective 100% of the time, this is far from true. In fact, many victims lose their lives as a result of reckless and negligent drivers sharing the road. When drivers speed, operate their vehicles while impaired, and engage in distracted driving, they are likely to cause fatal accidents.
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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