Waco, TX – 1 Killed in Deadly Pedestrian Accident on Bellmead Drive
Waco, TX (April 28, 2019) On the night of April 27th, a deadly pedestrian accident happened in the 4700 block of Bellmead Drive. A 19-year-old was driving on Bellmead Drive when they struck a 62-year-old pedestrian for unspecified reasons.
When the paramedics arrived to help, the pedestrian had already suffered fatal injuries.
Authorities are currently investigating to determine what caused the teenager to strike the pedestrian. So far, they state that the section where the accident occurred was very dark.
Our thoughts are with the deceased victim’s family at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Sadly, 600 people were killed in pedestrian accidents in Texas in 2015. Whenever pedestrians are struck by vehicles at night, it’s usually due to distracted driving, fatigued driving, drunk driving, or poorly lit roads. No matter what, drivers have a legal responsibility to be aware of their surroundings at all times of the day. When drivers are not cautious, they risk accidentally running over a pedestrian and possibly causing a fatality. Sometimes pedestrians can unintentionally make themselves more susceptible to getting hit if they wear dark clothing at night.
At Benton Law Firm, we represent families who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents, especially if they believe their loved one was wrongfully harmed. We work with forensic scientists to collect evidence and analyze the facts of the case so we can effectively prove negligence. Our goal is to help families receive financial assistance to cover medical bills, funeral costs, and more. If you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, call our office today at 214-219-4878 to speak with one of our Texas wrongful death attorneys.
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