Pedestrians safely take to the roads every day. However, if they are struck by a vehicle there can be a significant risk of personal injury and even death. Whether they are hit by a drunk driver or struck in a busy intersection, there are a number of threats that pedestrians face in Houston and throughout the state. From hit-and-run to failure-to-yield, these incidents can be particularly devastating for pedestrians. As a result, drivers have a responsibility to be vigilant and always look out for them at all times.
After plunging from a moving vehicle on I-10, a 27-year-old woman lost her life when she was hit by another vehicle. The incident occurred early in the morning on New Year's Day and is being investigated by authorities.
The woman, who was arguing with a 32-year-old man driving the vehicle, is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol when she leapt from the moving car. Officers do not believe that the drivers of the other two vehicles involved were intoxicated.
Even if they are able to survive, pedestrians can face a number of problems after being struck by a vehicle. Furthermore, these issues can interrupt or ruin their life in numerous ways. Some people could lose their ability to work and take care of daily responsibilities due to physical injuries, or they could struggle to pay costly medical bills. Plus, when families lose a loved one, they could have a hard time paying the funeral costs. If you are dealing with any of this firsthand, you could find it helpful to talk with a legal professional.
Source: KFOX14, "Police: Woman killed in I-10 pedestrian accident jumped from moving vehicle," Chrisdyann Uribe and Jesse Martinez, Jan. 1, 2014