Although accidents can be dangerous for anyone on the road, pedestrians face an especially high risk of serious injuries and death when they are hit by a vehicle. In Houston, Texas, these tragedies continue to result in deaths that could have been prevented and occur for a variety of reasons, such as a drunk driver or a negligent driver's failure to yield. When someone is involved in a pedestrian accident, they may be unsure of which steps to take afterward. However, it is crucial for them to focus on recovering from the accident in every possible way.
According to law enforcement officials, two Texas pedestrians were killed when they were struck by a pickup truck while attempting to cross the street. The victims, a 93-year-old man and 86-year-old woman, were transported to a medical center but unable to survive the accident. The incident took place around noon in west El Paso.
Officials said that the pedestrians, who were married, were not walking in a crosswalk when they were hit. Additionally, investigators did not find alcohol or speed to be a factor in the accident. After the pedestrians were struck, the scene was closed for a number of hours as authorities investigated.
Trying to piece life together after a pedestrian accident can seem incredibly tough, especially for those who decide to take legal action. However, many people find that talking to an attorney simplifies their experience and helps ensure a positive outcome. When a reckless driver is responsible for hitting a pedestrian, victims must stand up for their rights.
Source: KFOXTV.com, "Update: Two killed in pedestrian accident in west El Paso," Jesse Martinez, Nov. 21, 2014