Tyler, TX (September 13, 2020) – An accident reported on Thursday evening claimed one woman’s life in the Tyler area. At approximately 9:25 p.m., on September 10, emergency crews in Smith County were called to the scene of an accident on US Highway 69 (Mineola Highway).
Reports show that 53-year-old Donnie Louise Johnson as walking west across US Highway 69, just south of County Road 4132, when she was struck by a vehicle traveling southeast on the highway.
The driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Carolyn Nguyen, remained at the scene and contacted emergency crews. Johnson was fatally injured in the accident. Emergency crews came to the site of the accident and pronounced the woman deceased. Nguyen was uninjured in the accident.
At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are ongoing.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Donnie Louise Johnson at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Walking is a common method of transportation used by people of all ages. Not only is walking a healthy and free way to travel from place to place, but it is something that most people can do safely. Over the years, we have seen numerous representatives throughout or state enact laws, rules, and regulations to safeguard pedestrians traveling along our roads. Although we have seen proactive measures taken, we continue to see numerous people fatally injured in accidents.
In fact, motor vehicle accidents claim the lives of more than 600 pedestrians annually across Texas. In many cases, victims are injured in accidents as a result of reckless, negligent, and careless drivers. Far too many accidents in our state are a result of drivers who are texting while operating their vehicles, engaging in negligent behaviors, speeding, driving impaired, and engaging in various other actions without considering the safety of others sharing the road. When victims lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents, due to the reckless actions of others, it is imperative that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Texas as soon as possible to protect their legal rights. Retaining the legal guidance of a knowledgeable legal team in Texas after your accident can help to ensure your legal rights are protected. Families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face after experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one.
Rasansky Law Firm’s pedestrian accident attorneys in Texas have over 25-years of representing families who have lost loved ones in tragic accidents across our state. Our attorneys provide aggressive and compassionate representation to families that ensure their best interests and legal rights are protected after losing loved ones. We understand the challenges that grieving families face after losing loved ones. For this reason, we fight diligently to protect their legal rights and to help families move forward after enduring a senseless loss. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 617-1816 to explore legal options available for you. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident.
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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.