While many people understand how important it is to keep an eye out for pedestrians when they get behind the wheel, some pedestrians still suffer from serious injuries and even death after being hit by a vehicle. In Houston and across Texas, these incidents continue to appear in the news for numerous reasons, from failure to yield to a negligent or drunk driver. A vehicle-pedestrian accident may permanently change the lives of those directly involved as well as their friends and family members, which highlights the importance of preventing these tragedies.
After he was struck by a vehicle at roughly 2:30 a.m., a man was taken to a hospital in East Texas to receive treatment for the injuries he suffered in the accident, which took place in Tyler. Authorities said that the pedestrian was walking on the road when the accident occurred.
It is not believed that alcohol was a factor in the accident, which happened on North Beckham Ave. The pedestrian who was hit did not suffer from any life-threatening injuries as a result of this incident.
Even though some people may believe they know all of the details that surround an accident, certain information may not come to light until a police investigation is complete or witnesses decide to speak out. For this reason, anyone who chooses to take legal action after being involved in an auto-pedestrian accident should make sure they take a close look at all of the details that surround the incident before going forward. Furthermore, they may want to talk to an attorney and should have a solid understanding of any options that are available to them to ensure they take the right approach.
Source: KETKNBC.com, "Pedestrian injured after being hit by car in Tyler," June 25, 2014