Houston, TX (October 3, 2021) - A fatal pedestrian accident took one life and injured two others in the late-night hours of October 1 in Houston. Information from the Houston Police Department states that while a suspect was evading police from an attempted traffic stop, they struck three pedestrians with their vehicle.
The suspect driver was caught doing doughnuts in a parking lot when they were apprehended by Houston authorities. They struck three pedestrians walking on Fountain View Drive near Fairdale Lane while trying to evade police.
Reports show that one person was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other two victims were declared seriously injured, while one had a possible broken leg and the other was observed bleeding in the back of a vehicle.
Paramedics were dispatched to the scene in order to assist the injured victims. Those with serious injuries were transported to local hospitals for treatment as needed.
Police in Houston continue to investigate the details of the collision. No one involved has been identified to the public at this time. Fountain View Drive was closed in both directions for some time while responders worked at the crash scene.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time. Our thoughts are with those involved. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Collisions in Houston
Each year, pedestrian accidents claim the lives of more than 600 people across the state of Texas. This total amount accounts for roughly 17% of the 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 unfortunately 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.
Houston Wrongful Death Attorneys
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 Houston 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 Houston at (888) 481-9359 to see how we can help you get justice.
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