A construction worker who was performing duties died after being struck by a motorist in southeast Houston Wednesday morning, May 18, 2022.
The fatal collision occurred at around 9:30 a.m in the 10600 block of Fuqua at Beamer.
A contract worker was placing safety cones around his trailer to block an eastbound lane of traffic, according to Houston police.
According to police, the driver of a Honda Odyssey van changed lanes to avoid the closure and struck the worker by accident.
According to witnesses, the victim may have been scared by the vehicle and jumped into the road. At the scene, he was pronounced dead.
After questioning, investigators determined that the uninjured driver was not impaired and released him.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
There are few more vulnerable road users than pedestrians when it comes to accidents because they are unable to protect themselves from potentially fatal injuries.
Pedestrian deaths in the United States have increased alarmingly in recent years. Between 2007 and 2016, the number of pedestrian deaths increased by 14, while all other types of traffic-related deaths decreased.
Pedestrians were never in any doubt about the dangers of drunk drivers. Drug and alcohol abuse while driving is a serious crime. In the United States, drunk-driving accidents are not as common as they should be.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drinking and driving kills an average of 30 Americans per day in the United States. Drunk driving is responsible for 29% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. Their blood alcohol content (BAC) is usually above the 0.08% legal limit.
Harris County Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
The injured may be compensated for their physical, mental, and financial suffering due to the driver’s negligence or another party. In a personal injury case, the claimant can pursue both monetary and non-monetary damages.
When we refer to “economic harm,” we’re referring to the potential financial losses that could result. These damages also include compensation for emotional distress and medical costs and lost wages. It is possible for victims who have been physically or emotionally harmed or lost a loved one to be awarded non-economic damages.
A victim of another’s carelessness, negligence, or willful misconduct may be entitled to financial compensation. If your case is dismissed or otherwise resolved without going to court, we will not charge you.
Call our Harris County accident lawyers at Arash Law if you or a loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian accident. Our knowledgeable and trustworthy attorneys can be reached at (888) 488-1391 for a free case evaluation.