Being involved in any kind of pedestrian accident with a vehicle can result in serious and even fatal injuries. And unfortunately for too many accident victims across the state of Texas, the severity of their injuries is compounded by the fact that they are left unattended at the incident site because the driver in the collision has fled the scene. Recently enacted Texas state statutes strictly prohibit hit-and-run collisions, increasing the penalties associated with these types of traffic offenses.
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.