Gerald Anthony Edelen Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Crash on Interstate 10 near Taylors Bayou Bridge in Jefferson County
Jefferson County, TX. (March 10, 2021)- 29-year-old Gerald Anthony Edelen was killed in an auto-pedestrian crash on February 8, 2021 in Jefferson County, Texas. The accident occurred shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Interstate 10 near Taylors Bayou Bridge. DPS reported that Edelen was walking westbound along the highway when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. Edelen was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver fled the scene of the crash. No further details have been provided at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Gerald Anthony Edelen. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
According to statistics published by the Texas Department of Transportation, approximately 3,700 people lose their lives in collisions across our state each year. Sadly, over 600 victims are pedestrians traveling by foot outside of vehicles. When pedestrians are fatally injured in motor vehicle accidents, they often leave behind families and friends who are devastated by their loss. In some cases, surviving relatives can contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas to get justice.
Our Texas pedestrian accident attorneys at The Benton Law Firm have over two decades of combined experience fighting on behalf of grieving families. Our team works diligently to help relatives recover the maximum amount of compensation for funeral services, pain and suffering, and various other damages incurred after losing a loved one. When victims die in these horrific accidents, due to the negligent actions of others, their families can contact our law firm at (214) 777-7777 to get the justice and compensation they deserve.
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