Bexar County, TX (October 17, 2020) – A motor vehicle accident reported on Friday evening claimed one man’s life in Bexar County. Just after 8 p.m., on October 16, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on South Loop 1604 East.
Reports from authorities show that a male pedestrian was attempting to cross the road in the 8000 block of South Loop 1604 East when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and requested medical assistance.
The pedestrian was fatally injured in the accident. Soon after arriving at the scene, authorities pronounced the man deceased. The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the accident. They remained on-site and spoke with law enforcement.
At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are underway.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
No matter what method we choose for transportation, there is an inherent risk for travelers. This is particularly true when traveling on roads and sidewalks alongside reckless and negligent drivers. Over the past decade, we have seen a drastic increase in the number of people who choose to walk to their destinations. Although we like to believe traveling on foot is a safe and effective alternative to using motor vehicles, these people are not out are harm’s way. In fact, pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to the impact of motor vehicles in collisions.
More than 600 pedestrians lose their lives each year in traffic-related incidents across our state each year. Driver error and negligence are two of the most common factors in fatal pedestrian accidents across our state. We see far too many drivers on cellphones, texting, eating, or engaging in other activities that take their attention off the road. As a result, innocent victims lose their lives. When victims lose their lives in accidents, due to the reckless actions of motorists, it is imperative that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Texas as soon as possible.
When victims are killed in preventable accidents resulting from negligence, surviving relatives may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face in the aftermath of a tragic incident. For over 25-years, Rasansky Law Firm’s pedestrian accident attorneys in Texas have helped thousands of claimants hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. We strive to provide aggressive and competent legal representation to those in need to ensure they collect the maximum amount of compensation available for funeral arrangements, pain and suffering, and various other damages resulting from the tragic loss of a loved one. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 617-1816 at your earliest convenience to explore legal options available for you. Our team is available to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident to see how we can help you get the justice and compensation you need and deserve.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the Dallas community, Rasansky Law Firm’s goal is to improve the safety of all residents in the great state of Texas. While we are extremely saddened by the accidents we report on, we hope that through knowledge of these accidents, individuals will exercise caution in order to avoid similar accidents in the future. These reports are not solicitations for business and the information included herein should not be taken as medical or legal advice. We hope for the quickest recovery for those involved in these accidents.