31-Year-Old Deputy John Andrew Rhoden Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Interstate 35 in Temple
Temple, TX. (April 28, 2020)- Deputy John Andrew Rhoden was killed in a vehicle-pedestrian crash on April 26, 2020 in Temple, Texas. The accident occurred around 1:45 a.m. on Interstate 35. Deputy Rhoden was struck by a vehicle while helping a neighboring county sheriff’s department try to stop another vehicle that had fled into Bell County. Deputy Rhoden was killed in the crash. Deputy Rhoden was not killed by the vehicle in pursuit. The crash remains under investigation.
We send our condolences to the family of Deputy John Andrew Rhoden. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
About 16 percent of all traffic fatalities are pedestrian fatalities. There has been a 41 percent increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities throughout the country since 2008. Unfortunately, more and more pedestrians are losing their lives because of negligence on U.S. roads. Drivers are required to yield or stop for pedestrians no matter who has the right-of-way. When drivers fail to do so, they should be held completely financially responsible for damages and losses.
At The Benton Law Firm, we understand how traumatic it is for families to suddenly lose their loved ones in pedestrian accidents, which is why we work hard to handle all of the legal particulars as we encourage them to grieve and heal. As long as their loved one was not responsible for the accident, we can help families win their wrongful death lawsuits against all liable parties. For nearly 20 years we have helped countless families receive enough funds to cover medical bills, funeral costs, and much more. If you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, contact our office today for a free consultation at (214) 219-4878.
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