El Paso, TX – Pedestrian Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash on I-10 East
El Paso, TX (April 14, 2019) On the morning of April 14th, a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash occurred on I-10 East close to Corral Drive. The fatal accident took place at around 5:00 a.m. A vehicle struck a pedestrian and continued to drive off without stopping.
When the paramedics got to the crash site, the pedestrian had already died from their injuries. Crews shut down the eastbound lanes for about five hours while they conducted a thorough investigation. They reopened the lanes at around 10:00 a.m.
We are sorry to hear that a pedestrian lost their life as a result of this crash. We send our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s loved ones.
Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accidents in El Paso
In 2017, about 17 pedestrians were killed by vehicles in El Paso, and the number of fatalities increased the following year by 15. When drivers are not accurately assessing their environment, they are more likely to accidentally strike a pedestrian. Whenever drivers strike pedestrians without stopping, it’s usually due to their previous criminal history or their fear of creating a criminal history. Regardless, all drivers should be held accountable for injuring or killing pedestrians.
At Benton Law Firm, it’s our duty to do everything within our power to best assist families with filing and winning wrongful death lawsuits. We understand how difficult it is to lose someone you love in a pedestrian accident, which is why we fight hard until we at least help our clients gain proficient compensation to cover funeral expenses and more. If you are seeking an experienced Texas wrongful death lawyer, contact our office today at 214-219-4878.
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