According to the Houston Police Department, a pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash near Clear Lake Sunday, June 19, 2022.
The fatal collision transpired before 2:00 a.m. in the 13100 block of Old Galveston Road.
Police say the pedestrian was walking either in the median or a moving lane of traffic when he was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle.
The vehicle failed to stop and render aid and fled the scene, according to police.
A passerby stopped to help the victim and called the police. That person did not witness the crash.
The victim was later identified as a 22-year-old male, but his name hasn’t been released.
Police say they’re searching for surveillance footage and possible witnesses to the crash but currently only have car parts from the striking vehicle at the scene.
HPD Sgt. Rose says police will attempt to trace back those parts to the vehicle’s owner.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
In 2016, there were 5,900 pedestrian deaths in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Pedestrian fatalities make up nearly a fifth of all traffic fatalities in Texas.
Pedestrian accidents resulted in 1,211 serious injuries and 731 deaths in 2013. In Texas, many traffic accidents are caused by careless drivers and pedestrians who fail to yield the right-of-way.
There were 10% more pedestrian deaths in Texas in 2017 than in 2016. Pedestrian accidents killed more than 6,000 people in Texas in 2013.
Pedestrian deaths and injuries are frequently caused by people crossing the street illegally, vehicles failing to yield the right of way, and distracted drivers. Alcoholism and depression are commonly linked.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Harris County
Pedestrians are killed in large numbers every year due to insufficient safety measures. You’ll need experienced legal counsel on your side if you want to pursue financial compensation after a pedestrian accident.
Families of those who have died due to another’s negligence are entitled to financial compensation, emotional anguish, and physical pain and suffering. With the help of a skilled car accident attorney, anyone involved in a car accident can seek compensation.
As a result, an experienced car accident attorney is essential. Your insurance claim will be valued more fairly if you have an attorney on your side.
Our Harris County pedestrian accident lawyers at Arash Law Texas are always willing to assist. We have a long history of resolving claims and obtaining compensation for our clients and their families. Please contact us as soon as possible at (888) 398-4017 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced and dependable attorneys.