Houston, TX – Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident on Eastex Fwy
Houston, TX (January 12, 2020) On the early morning of January 12th, a man was changing his tire in the 11500 block of Eastex Freeway, not far from Gaston Street. According to reports, a silver SUV was driving recklessly on the freeway, failing to remain in one lane right before striking the man and the woman that was with him. Unfortunately, the driver fled the scene without helping the two victims. The accident happened at around 3:00 a.m.
When emergency crews arrived at the scene, they found the man fatally injured in the roadway. His identity has not been released at this time. The woman sustained injuries and was tended to by the paramedics.
The accident is still under investigation as authorities are searching for the vehicle responsible.
We send our condolences to the family of the deceased man. Our thoughts are with them at this time. We also wish the woman a complete recovery.
Hit-And-Run Pedestrian Accidents
In 2015, an average of 15 people every day lost their lives in pedestrian accidents, some of which were caused by drunk drivers. Drunk drivers are most likely to be on the road between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m. Because drunk drivers lose control of their limbs and their vision is unclear, it’s easier for them to hit pedestrians at night.
At The Benton Law Firm, we inform families that they have the right to file wrongful death lawsuits against negligent drivers after losing loved ones. We specialize in holding drunk drivers financially accountable for their actions so that families don’t have to pay out-of-pocket for damages and losses. If you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, contact our office for a free consultation at (214) 219-4878.
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