Even though most drivers understand the importance of looking out for pedestrians, there continue to be reports of fatal incidents. In Houston, there are many factors that contribute to deadly auto-pedestrian accidents, from a distracted or negligent driver to hectic roads. Auto accidents can be prevented, so people should be vigilant and aware of the risks on the road in order to save lives. Although any car accident has the potential to cause significant injuries and claim lives, pedestrians can be particularly vulnerable. As a result, every driver should try to be aware of pedestrians at all times and do everything they can to avoid an accident.
After abruptly turning around, a vehicle struck an 80-year-old pedestrian who was walking from one parking lot to another. The victim, a man from Montgomery, was sent to the hospital and unable to survive his injuries. His passing was declared at 4:50 p.m.
The accident took place in The Woodlands at roughly 1:02 p.m. At this time, law enforcement officials have not released the man's name.
When these tragedies occur, they have the potential to wreak havoc in a number of ways. In addition to families losing their loved ones, they can also cause serious injuries that interrupt life and prevent people from being able to work. Additionally, those involved could struggle with medical expenses and if they lose their life, family members could have difficulty covering funeral costs. If you are having difficulty with any of these problems, you could benefit from talking to an attorney.
Source: Your Houston News, "Montgomery man killed in auto-pedestrian accident," Dec. 12, 2013.