Two separate tragic accidents in which a pedestrian was killed occurred in Houston last week. The first involved an 84 year old man who worked as a school crossing guard at Sherman Elementary School. The man was waiting for a bus when a driver failed to stop at a stop light and hit another vehicle. That vehicle spun into the elderly man, who was waiting on the sidewalk.
The other traffic accident occurred the same morning, and involved an 18 year old high school student. The girl was heading to her school bus stop on Bertrand Street, 10 miles north of downtown Houston. The road on which she was walking does not have sidewalks. As she was walking, a man in a black pickup truck swerved around the car ahead of him and slammed into the girl. She was knocked into a ditch and was killed. According to sources, speeding on that particular street is always a problem, and it can be hard to see people at certain times of the day. No charges have been filed in the case, and police are still investigating.
Accidents involving pedestrians and motor vehicles usually involve serious injuries or death to the pedestrians. One careless move by a driver can change a pedestrian’s life forever. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident in Houston, it’s important that you speak with an attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. If a loved one has been killed, the victim’s family members may be entitled to compensation for wrongful death.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in the Houston area, call the Houston pedestrian accident attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 888-894-0119. We will provide you with a free consultation on your case. You can also learn more about us on YouTube.