Odessa, TX - Pedestrian Hit by 18-Wheeler at I-20 & West County Rd

Odessa, TX (September 22, 2023) - A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a semi-truck in the Odessa area on Thursday, September 21. 

The accident was reported on Interstate 20 EB near W. County Road early that morning as a pedestrian was working on a disabled vehicle. An 18-wheeler traveling on the highway hit the pedestrian and the disabled vehicle before hitting a road sign and utility pole. The victim was hurt and transported to a local hospital for treatment of sustained injuries. 

The truck driver was not injured in the collision. The area was temporarily closed while emergency responders and local officials were present. No additional information on the accident has been provided at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is in the hands of local authorities, and more information will be provided as it continues. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

Odessa, TX - Pedestrian Hit by 18-Wheeler at I-20 & West County RdA pedestrian does not have much protection from the full force of a catastrophic trucking accident. These crashes are even more devastating than typical pedestrian crashes due to the massive size of these vehicles. In the Lone Star State, recent numbers indicate a rise in pedestrian fatalities. A pedestrian is involved in one of every five road fatalities that take place in Texas, and in 2021, there were 5,370 accidents involving pedestrians in the entire state. A total of 843 people died and 1,467 people were injured in these collisions. The state has one of the highest numbers of fatal pedestrian accidents in the nation, and the number of pedestrian deaths rose from 2019 to 2020 by almost 9 percent.There is always a chance of being injured in a crash, and pedestrians are extremely vulnerable on Texas roadways. You need to make sure that you do everything in your power to pursue a strong claim for compensation if you are the victim of a pedestrian accident. You are likely dealing with serious injuries as a result of your accident, and you need to consult with an attorney as soon as possible after your crash. If you wait too long, you are at risk of losing important evidence that can be used to back up your claim. It is a reality that pedestrian crash victims are likely to suffer life-changing injuries. These injuries and other damages can make life very difficult, and you may not be in the right head space to pursue a personal injury claim. You need to reach out to a trusted pedestrian accident lawyer in order to get the best possible outcome for your case. Rasansky Law Firm is here to help you during the difficult time following a pedestrian accident. Our team of Odessa truck injury lawyers can make sure that the person responsible for your injuries is brought to justice. Give us a call today at 214-651-6100 to discuss your case with a trained attorney. 



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