Vidor, TX – Man Injured in Auto-Pedestrian Accident On I-10
Vidor, TX (November 16, 2019) An auto-pedestrian accident occurred on the morning of November 16th. According to reports, a vehicle struck a man walking along the service road of I-10. The accident happened at approximately 7:47 p.m.
Officers and other emergency responders rushed to the scene and found the man lying on the highway injured. They transported him to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth for treatment. Authorities revealed that his leg may be fractured.
The accident is under investigation, but the driver claimed not to see the man due to the morning sunrise.
Our thoughts are with the injured man and his family at this time. We wish him a complete recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
In 2018, approximately 7,908 pedestrian accidents happened throughout Texas. After comparing previous records, studies confirmed that 2018 was the worst year for pedestrians in the state’s history. Pedestrian accidents are often caused by distracted driving, drunk driving, reckless driving, and/or fatigued driving.
Drivers are expected to be extra cautious on the road, even if pedestrians are unlikely to walk in certain areas. Emergencies arise causing pedestrians to be found walking on the highway, especially if their vehicles break down. It’s important for drivers to always be on the lookout because when they’re not, they put themselves at risk of accidentally striking a pedestrian and leaving them seriously harmed.
At The Benton Law Firm, we constantly defend the rights of injured pedestrians, especially if they were not at fault for an accident. We believe all responsible negligent parties should be financially liable for medical treatment, and more. If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident, contact our office today for a free consultation at (214) 219-4878.
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