El Paso, TX – Pedestrian Killed in Fatal Auto-Pedestrian Crash on I-10
El Paso, TX (April 13, 2019) On the night of April 12th, a fatal auto-pedestrian crash happened on I-10 East close to the Porfirio Diaz exit. According to the reports, a vehicle crashed into a pedestrian at around 9:00 p.m. for unspecified reasons.
When the paramedics arrived to offer their assistance, the pedestrian had already succumbed to their injuries despite life-saving measures.
Authorities are conducting a thorough investigation to determine what led up to this fatal incident.
Our thoughts are with the deceased victim’s family as they endure grief during this sad time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Recent studies show that 298 pedestrians were killed in Texas during the first six months of 2018. Studies also indicate that the leading cause of most of these accidents was driver’s being distracted by their cell phones. When drivers respond to text messages, scroll through social media, watch videos, video chat, check emails, and more, they split their attention, making them more prone to accidentally striking a pedestrian.
Government laws require drivers to pay attention to their surroundings for their own safety as well as the safety all pedestrians. When drivers fail to abide by this law due to cell phone usage, they’re committing an act of negligence.
At Benton Law Firm, we work diligently to help families seek compensation from all possible responsible parties, especially if negligence played a role in causing the crash. We know how sad, stressful, and expensive losing a loved one can be, which is why we work hard to help our clients recover costs for medical expenses by filing wrongful death claims. If you or someone you love got hit by a vehicle, call us today at 214-219-4878.
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