Pedestrian Accident Claims Life of Grandmother
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
On Friday evening, a 71-year-old woman was walking her grandchildren home
after leaving a Halloween venue when she was struck by an SUV. The
pedestrian accident occurred in Vidor, Texas around 9 p.m. Authorities believe that the woman
was walking with her grandchildren along Highway 12 when a light colored,
small, SUV struck the woman. The driver of the vehicle immediately fled
the scene of the crime. An ambulance rushed the woman to an area hospital
but tragically, the woman was pronounced dead upon arrival. Police are
asking anyone with information about the whereabouts of the driver to
please come forward. The investigation is ongoing.
Pedestrian accidents are responsible for thousands of deaths each year
in the United States. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association
reports that on average there are 5,000 pedestrians killed each year in
auto-related accidents. As a pedestrian, there are several precautions
one should take to avoid a potential accident such as wearing reflective
clothing, using crosswalks and sidewalks when available, and obeying all
traffic signals. However, many of these accidents are unavoidable by the
pedestrian due to them being caused by drivers. Drivers who take their
eyes off the roadway for more than a couple seconds are engaging in distracted
driving which is one of the main causes of pedestrian accidents.
If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, it is important
to seek a consultation with a reputable personal injury attorney. The
St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
have handled thousands of injury cases and have recovered more than $400
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