Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Crash on 82nd Street at Avenue U in Lubbock
Lubbock, TX. (October 5, 2021)- One person was killed in an auto-pedestrian crash on October 4, 2021, in Lubbock, Texas. The accident occurred around 1:00 a.m. at the 82nd Street and Avenue U intersection. Police reported that the driver of an eastbound vehicle ran the red light and struck the victim who was crossing the street in the crosswalk. The pedestrian was transported to University Medical Center where they succumbed to their injuries. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene but was later located and arrested. The driver faces charges of intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid. 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 the deceased. 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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