Port Arthur, TX – 1 Injured In Pedestrian Accident On Rosedale Ave
Port Arthur, TX (January 4, 2020) On the morning of December 4th, a man was hit by a car in the 1800 block of Rosedale Avenue at approximately 6:06 a.m. According to reports, a driver struck and hit him while it was dark outside.
When paramedics arrived, they found the man injured in the roadway and rushed him to St. Elizabeth Hospital. After evaluation there, he was flown via an emergency helicopter to Hermann Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious, life-threatening injuries.
The crash is still under investigation by Port Arthur Police. However, they did confirm that the man was wearing dark clothing at the time of the accident while walking in an unlit area.
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, there were nearly 8,000 pedestrian accidents in Texas. Most of the time pedestrians are hit by distracted, fatigued, or drunk drivers, especially if they are hit between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m. However, there are some instances where pedestrians may accidentally contribute to being hit. Although drivers are expected to be aware of their surroundings at all times, especially at night, if pedestrians wear dark clothing in poorly lit areas, they make it harder for drivers to see them.
At The Benton Law Firm, we constantly defend the rights of injured pedestrians and help them hold liable parties financially accountable for medical expenses and more. Because our lawyers specialize in personal injury lawsuits, we have been able to help numerous injured victims win large settlements after proving their negligence claims. If you or a loved one was hit by a car, contact our office today for a free consultation at (214) 219-4878.
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