San Antonio, TX (January 29, 2024) – The San Antonio Police Department confirmed that a pedestrian lost their life as a result of an officer-involved accident that occurred on Friday evening, January 26.
According to official reports, police were attempting to stop two suspects who stole a woman’s vehicle and purse at gunpoint during the evening hours on Friday. Authorities responded to the 200 block of East Martin Street at approximately 8:00 p.m. to assist. The vehicle was tracked via GPS unit, prompting the driver to flee in order to evade the police. While chasing the suspect, the patrol vehicle struck a female pedestrian on South WW White Road. The pedestrian was fatally injured in the accident and pronounced deceased. The suspect, a 17-year-old male, was located and taken into custody by the police. At this time, investigations are underway.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal Accidents in Texas
Every day, over ten individuals lose their lives in Texas due to automobile accidents. The primary cause of these incidents is the negligence and carelessness of drivers. When drivers fail to acknowledge other individuals on the road, they can lead to severe accidents, causing harm to innocent people.
Road accidents frequently occur due to speeding drivers, those who neglect to yield, and individuals running red lights. Unfortunately, families often bear significant mental and emotional consequences. Fatal accidents also impose substantial financial burdens, creating overwhelming challenges for families to overcome.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
After experiencing the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident, your family has the ability to file a wrongful death claim to recover financial compensation for the damages you face. You have the ability to seek both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages you can recover include:
- Vehicle repairs
- Lost earnings
- Funeral costs and burial expenses
Some of the non-economic damages that you can recover include:
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of services
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
For the best chance of getting justice, we highly recommend that you reach out to our wrongful death lawyers in Austin as soon as possible. Our team will be able to get started on your case right away to ensure your family is able to get justice.
Let Our Team Fight For You
Losing a loved one in a fatal collision is an unimaginable and devastating experience. However, with the right legal representation, you can hold those responsible accountable for their actions and seek justice for your loss. The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover is committed to guiding families through this difficult process by providing compassionate support and skilled advocacy. Our team strives to help ease some of the burdens you may be facing so that you can focus on healing with your family. Do not hesitate to reach out for a free consultation if you or someone you know has suffered such a tragic loss in San Antonio or surrounding areas at (210) 226-2000. We are here to fight for your rights and bring closure during this difficult time.
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Disclaimer: This post is purely informational and does not serve as a call for business. The information presented here should not be interpreted as legal or medical counsel. Additionally, the accompanying photograph is illustrative and was not captured at the actual site of the incident.