Laredo, TX (December 20, 2023) – One person was transported to a local medical facility by helicopter following a crash that occurred on Monday evening in Laredo. The accident was reported at around 10 p.m. on December 18.
The Laredo Police Department confirmed that an elderly man was attempting to cross the roadway at the intersection of San Bernardo Avenue and Jefferson Street during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, he was struck by a car. The driver of the car fled the scene of the accident without stopping. The elderly man was severely hurt in the crash. He was airlifted and flown to a hospital in San Antonio for emergency care. At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the injured man recovers quickly.
Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Pedestrian accidents in Texas take the lives of countless victims while leaving thousands more with injuries. The unfortunate truth is that a pedestrian accident can result in significant injuries that impact your life forever.
Many victims of these accidents are left with trauma to the head, internal organ injuries, and severe compound fractures. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are a result of negligence.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Several factors contribute to the number of pedestrian accidents reported in Texas every year. Some of the most common include:
- Distracted Driving: One of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents is distracted driving. Even a split second of inattention can have devastating consequences.
- Failure to Yield: Another common cause is when drivers fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections. Impatience or a disregard for traffic laws can result in tragic collisions that could be easily avoided with a little more caution and awareness.
- Intoxicated Drivers: Alcohol impairment continues to be a significant factor contributing to pedestrian accidents in Texas. When individuals choose to get behind the wheel while under the influence, their judgment becomes impaired along with their ability to react quickly and safely on the road.
If you have been injured as a result of a pedestrian crash, you may have legal options. You should seek help from a dedicated pedestrian accident lawyer in Texas right away.
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At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we understand the hardships that come with personal injury cases and are dedicated to providing top-notch legal services for our clients in San Antonio and throughout the southern region. Our team of experienced car accident lawyers is committed to seeking justice for those who have been wrongfully injured, and we will fight tirelessly to ensure you receive fair compensation for your damages. Contact us today by calling (210) 226-2000 for a free consultation and let us guide you through this difficult time with compassion and expertise. Trust us to be by your side every step of the way as we work towards achieving a favorable outcome for your case.
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