An investigation has been launched after a pedestrian accident left one person dead and another seriously injured on Sunday night. According to the Texas State Troopers, two people were walking on West Airport Boulevard when they were struck by a vehicle near Highway 6 in Fort Bend County, Texas. Police responded to the accident at around 7:30 p.m. and pronounced one of the victims deceased. The other pedestrian has been hospitalized with a serious head injury and their current status is unknown. Authorities do not believe that the female driver was operating her vehicle while intoxicated. Charges are likely to be filed against the driver.
Pedestrians are more at risk now than ever before for being injured or killed in a pedestrian accident. Few pedestrian accidents occur due to the reckless decisions of the pedestrian. However, it is far more common for a pedestrian to be caused by the reckless actions of a motorist. Driving under the influence, fatigued driving, speeding, and distracted driving are typically the cause of these accidents that result in serious injuries and death. Many people believe that distracted driving has increased over recent years and is a direct correlation to the advancements of cell phones. Cell phones have now made it convenient to communicate with other individuals in nearly any location or while completing nearly any task. However, using a cell phone to make a call, text, or check an email while driving has proven to be deadly.
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