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Accident claims the life of Texas pedestrian

When a pedestrian is struck by a car, the outcome can be devastating. Even if they are fortunate enough to survive, they could struggle with a debilitating personal injury that prevents them from working or taking care of their responsibilities. In Houston and across the state, these incidents continue to take place at an alarming rate. Drivers should do everything they can to prevent another auto-pedestrian accident from occurring, such as paying close attention to every crosswalk and always obeying traffic laws.

According to law enforcement officials, an 18-year-old man was driving north on Clarkwood Road in Corpus Christi when he struck a pedestrian. Although authorities are still investigating the crash, it is believed that the driver was unable to avoid the pedestrian, who was on the road. Even though the driver was able to see him, he was unsuccessful in his attempt to circumvent the pedestrian.

After medics attempted to treat the 21-year-old pedestrian, he was pronounced dead by a medical examiner who arrived on the scene. The driver, who was not cited, did not suffer any injuries. Alcohol was not involved in the accident.

Not only can pedestrian accidents be physically and emotionally painful, but they can also cause financial problems. With funeral costs and medical expenses, victims and their families could struggle to pay bills that arise after an accident. Furthermore, trying to navigate through the legal system can be difficult for people who already feel overburdened with stress and pain. If someone wants to simplify the process of moving forward, it could be beneficial for them to talk with an attorney.

Source: Alice Echo-News Journal, "Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle on Clarkwood Rd," Jan. 22, 2014

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