A 2-year-old boy died after being fatally hit in a suburban apartment complex parking lot in North Richard Hills on Monday, May 23, 2022.
The fatal collision occurred in the afternoon near Iron Horse Boulevard and Northeast Loop 820 in North Richland Hills.
The police think it was an accident and said speed was not a factor.
It is not determined if alcohol and drugs played a role in the crash.
The driver stayed at the scene.
The crash is still being investigated.
There are no other details available.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
When it comes to accidents, few road users are more vulnerable than pedestrians because they cannot protect themselves from potentially fatal injuries.
Pedestrian deaths have increased dramatically in recent years in the United States. Pedestrian deaths increased by 14 between 2007 and 2016, while all other types of traffic-related deaths decreased.
The dangers of drunk drivers were never in doubt for pedestrians. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious offense. Drunk-driving accidents are not as common as they should be in the United States.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 30 Americans are killed every day in the United States due to drunk driving. In the United States, drunk driving is responsible for 29% of all traffic-related deaths. Their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is usually higher than the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Tarrant County Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Due to the driver’s or another party’s negligence, the injured may be compensated for their physical, mental, and financial suffering. In a personal injury case, a claimant can seek both monetary and non-monetary damages.
When we talk about “economic harm,” we’re talking about the potential financial losses. In addition to medical costs and lost wages, these damages include compensation for emotional distress. Non-economic damages may be awarded to victims who have been physically or emotionally harmed or who have lost a loved one.
A victim of another’s negligence, willful misconduct, or carelessness may be entitled to financial compensation. We will not charge you if your case is dismissed or otherwise resolved without going to court.
Call our Tarrant 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.