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Woman struck by bus in Houston

Whenever an auto-pedestrian accident claims another life or causes serious injuries, there are a number of questions that have to be asked. Whether a pedestrian has had their life interrupted because of a drunk driver or someone who failed to yield, anyone who is trying to move forward after a pedestrian accident should closely review their options. In some situations, taking legal action could be very beneficial and help people receive the benefits they need to recover from the physical, emotional and financial toll of a crash. In Houston, Texas, these tragedies continue to appear in the local news, which is why drivers and pedestrians should be especially vigilant when they take to the road.

A pedestrian was recently struck by a METRO bus in Houston on a Wednesday afternoon. Although she was taken to a hospital, details pertaining to the condition of the female pedestrian have not been provided at this time.

The accident happened near an intersection and left the woman partially trapped beneath the bus after it hit her. The incident, which took place to the north of downtown Houston, occurred at roughly 4:30 p.m.

Pedestrians have many things to watch out for, from inclement weather to busy crosswalks and distracted drivers. However, too many of these types of accidents still ruin lives and cause families to suffer the loss of a loved one. In addition to emotional and physical suffering, the costs associated with these incidents can be staggering (medical expenses, funeral bills and so on). Anyone who is going through this personally may want to think about talking to a legal professional.

Source:, "Pedestrian hit by METRO bus just north of downtown Houston," Matt Aufdenspring, April 30, 2014

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