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Houston pedestrian seriously injured in car accident

Car accidents can leave a long list of consequences in their wake. When people are injured, they may face hospital bills, rehabilitation expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages. Some victims may be permanently scarred or handicapped, preventing them from enjoying the life the used to. Unfortunately, auto accidents can occur at any time and they can claim the health and well-being of people that are not driving cars or even riding as passengers in them.

This is the case for a pedestrian in Houston who was recently hit by a car. Apparently the victim was working near the road with a weed whacker. The car and another vehicle were allegedly racing one another. One of the cars landed in a ditch, upside down after colliding with the pedestrian. Apparently he had lost control of the vehicle.

Officials are investigating the circumstances of the crash, and are looking for the other car, which did not remain at the scene. It is unknown what type of injuries the victim has but his condition is deemed a serious one. A passenger in the vehicle was also injured, as well as the driver.

When a driver is drowsy, distracted, negligent or reckless, the aftermath of his or her driving can leave people injured and property damaged. However, the law provides victims with the option of seeking appropriate compensation for their loss. In any car accident where injuries occur, it may be a good idea to seek legal advice from a knowledgeable personal injury attorney.

Source: The Courier, “Three injured in alleged street racing accident near Walden,” Aug. 30, 2013

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