Port Arthur, TX (October 17, 2020) – One person lost their life as a result of a pedestrian accident on Wednesday evening. Just before 9:30 pm., on October 14, the Port Arthur Police responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Gulfway Drive.
According to reports, a Chevy Malibu was traveling through the 1800 block of Gulfway Drive, near Lake Charles Avenue. For unknown reasons, the driver struck a pedestrian that was traveling down the roadway then crashed into a home.
The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the car, identified only as a female, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Texas
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can have a life-changing impact on victims and their families. This is particularly true in cases where victims end up passing away as a result of their injuries. Every year, more than 3,600 people lose their lives in auto accidents across our state. Unfortunately, more than 600 of those fatally injured are pedestrians. Our state’s total of pedestrian fatalities accounts for nearly 10% of the deaths nationally, every year. Regardless of how many laws and regulations are put in place, we continue to see victims lose their lives at an alarming rate. These accidents are often devastating due to the fact that victims are unprotected against the impact of vehicles in collisions.
In many cases, families are forced to endure tens of thousands of dollars in funeral costs, medical expenses, and lost wages after a loss. These financial burdens only make coping with the emotional consequences more challenging. In Texas, families who lose loved ones in preventable accidents often have legal options available to them. When victims lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents, due to the negligent acts of others, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Texas. Those impacted by a tragic loss resulting from another person’s negligent actions may seek compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Working with a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in your area will ensure you are able to get the justice you deserve for your loved one and move forward with recovering. Texas pedestrian accident attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm have over two and a half decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights and best interests of families across our state. We strive to help those harmed by reckless and negligent drivers protect their legal rights and get the maximum amount of compensation attainable. If your loved one lost their life in a collision, due to the reckless actions of another driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 617-1816 to explore legal options available for you. Schedule a free no-obligation case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore legal options available to you.
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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.