Amarillo, TX - Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Semi-Truck at Dumas Hwy & Cherry Ave

Amarillo, TX (September 10, 2023) - A pedestrian was killed after they were hit by an oncoming tractor-trailer in the Amarillo area on Thursday morning, September 7. 

The deadly accident took place on Dumas Highway near Cherry Avenue at around 12:40 a.m. A 57-year-old man was reportedly traveling on the highway when his car broke down. The vehicle was on the side of the road, and the driver and his friend were in the process of getting items out of the vehicle. This is when the victim was hit by an oncoming semi-truck. 

The driver of the semi reportedly failed to remain at the scene. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead at the scene. No additional information on the accident has been provided. 

The identities of the involved parties have been withheld. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is in the hands of local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

Amarillo, TX - Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Semi-Truck at Dumas Hwy & Cherry AveA pedestrian accident can result in life-changing injuries, and Texas has a considerably high rate of pedestrian fatalities. In fact, statistics show that pedestrian deaths account for almost one in every five traffic deaths. There were 5,370 pedestrian accidents reported in the state in 2021. These accidents resulted in a reported 843 deaths. This figure is almost a 15 percent increase from 2020. These accidents left another 1,467 people with injuries. The number of deadly pedestrian accidents is on the rise, and you need to be prepared if you or a loved one is hurt or killed in a life-changing accident. 

Pedestrians have rights, and drivers are required to pay attention to others on the road and prevent serious accidents. Unfortunately, many drivers and truckers fail to look out for those traveling on foot, and many pedestrians lose their lives while traveling on Texas roadways. When someone close to you is killed in a crash, you also have a right to pursue a recovery. The person responsible for the deadly accident should be held responsible for their actions so that you and your family can recover at least financially from a wrongful death. 

Pursuing a wrongful death claim can be difficult, and it is even harder when you do it alone. A trained wrongful death lawyer in Texas can help make sure that your rights are protected and that you can make a full recovery after a deadly trucking accident. We have helped many people just like you pursue fair compensation following an untimely death. 

Rasansky Law Firm knows that you are going through a difficult time after the loss of a family member, and we are here to help. Our Amarillo wrongful death lawyers have a proven track record of helping families pursue claims after a deadly crash. Contact our law offices today at 214-651-6100 to discuss your case and your ability to seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. 



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