A man was killed on Tuesday afternoon when he was involved in a pedestrian accident. According to authorities, a 46-year-old man was attempting to cross N. Central Expressway in Dallas, Texas when he was struck by a vehicle at approximately 12:30 p.m. The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and the northbound lanes of the expressway were closed for hours while investigators reconstructed the accident. It is unknown if the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene of the accident. This was the second pedestrian accident in Dallas on Tuesday. The accident is under investigation.
Pedestrian accidents claim the lives of thousands of individuals every year and driver negligence of often to blame. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage all pedestrians to follow safety precautions to avoid an accident. Wearing reflective clothing, walking in well-lit areas, and walking on sidewalks and crosswalks when available will help protect a pedestrian from being struck by a vehicle. However, most pedestrian accidents are caused by reckless driving and can not be avoided by the pedestrian. Driving under the influence of alcohol, distracted driving, and inattentive driving are common causes of pedestrian accidents, and those drivers should be held accountable for the accident.
The experienced St. Louis pedestrian accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will work diligently to hold any negligent driver accountable for your damages. Our attorneys have over 95 years of experience and will work to recover the maximum compensation available for your damages. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.