Orange, TX - Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Tractor-Trailer on I-10

Orange, TX (August 30, 2023) - On Wednesday morning, August 30, a pedestrian was killed after being hit by two vehicles in the Orange area. 

The deadly accident was reported on Interstate 10 near mile marker 877 early that morning at around 4:40 a.m. It was reported that the driver of a 2018 Toyota Rav4 sport utility vehicle was traveling eastbound when they hit a pedestrian. The pedestrian was then hit again by an eastbound tractor-trailer. 

The operator of the rig continued traveling east and has not been located at this time. Neither the 53-year-old male driver of the SUV nor the three passengers on board were injured in the accident. The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The identities of the involved parties have been withheld. No further information has been provided at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is in progress. Additional details will be made public as it continues. 

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

Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

Orange, TX - Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Tractor-Trailer on I-10

Pedestrians should be able to share the road with other vehicles, but unfortunately, serious pedestrian accidents continue to be extremely common in Texas. In the state, an estimated 1 in every five roadway fatalities involves a pedestrian. There were 5,370 pedestrian accidents reported in the Lone Star State in 2021. These crashes resulted in 843 deaths. This is a nearly 15 percent increase from the previous year. Another 1,467 people were injured in pedestrian crashes in Texas that year. When a pedestrian is hit by a large commercial vehicle, the resulting injuries can be completely catastrophic. Your entire life may be changed after the loss of a close family member — in more ways than one. A representative of the deceased may be eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim in order to recover compensation for damages related to the fatal crash. This is the case regardless of how the at-fault party is charged by authorities. However, these types of cases can be extremely complicated and are among some of the most difficult types of civil suits that are carried out in the state of Texas. There are many elements that must be present in order to reach a successful resolution to any wrongful death suit. You are likely going through a whirlwind of emotions when dealing with the death of a loved one, and our legal team is here to help. We want to make sure that you and your family are able to continue on after a devastating pedestrian-truck accident. At Rasansky Law Firm, we know how to help our clients pursue successful wrongful death claims. If you have any questions about your ability to pursue compensation after a deadly accident, contact our law offices today at 214-651-6100 to discuss your situation with one of our Orange, TX wrongful death attorneys. We will be there to help you every step of the way. 



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