San Antonio, TX – Pedestrian Crash at Villaret Blvd & Poteet Jourdanton FwyTexas Accident News
San Antonio, TX (July 18, 2020) – A pedestrian collision took place at an intersection in San Antonio this past Thursday that injured one individual.
At approximately 10:35 p.m. Thursday night, Local authorities were called to the scene of the crash that happened at the intersection of Villaret Boulevard and Poteet Jourdanton Freeway.
The 40-year-old male driver who struck the pedestrian stated that he came upon a red light at Villaret Boulevard while traveling north on the freeway. He attempted to stop as a pedestrian was crossing the street at the same time. He was, unfortunately, unable to stop due to faulty breaks and struck the pedestrian. He then drove onto the cement median and finally came to a full stop.
The injured pedestrian, only identified as a man in his 20s, was lying in the roadway when police arrived with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver did not leave the scene of the crash and rendered aid to the injured victim until the police got there. No charges are expected to be filed against the driver.
The injured victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries.
No other injuries were reported to have resulted from the crash, and no further information is available at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Texas Pedestrian Crashes
A serious issue in Texas, pedestrian-related traffic collisions took place just under 6,000 times in the Lonestar State in 2019. Of these collisions, approximately 1,312 serious injuries resulted and 668 fatalities. From the year 2015 to 2019, the pedestrian fatality rate in Texas increased by 17%.
Some of the main contributing factors to Texas pedestrian accidents are pedestrians failing to yield the right of way to cars, cars failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians, driver distraction, and speeding.
Pedestrians can stay as safe as possible by utilizing sidewalks, always crossing at marked pedestrian crosswalks, and by always obeying all traffic signs and signals. They can also make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street and wear something light or reflective after dark to increase visibility.
Pedestrian crashes in Texas often result in debilitating, life-threatening injuries that have the potential to negatively impact an injured victim’s life for weeks, months, or even years to come. A person’s ability to function normally can be directly affected by being injured in a pedestrian crash, which may then lead to anxiety and depression. A multitude of issues come with sustaining injuries in a traffic accident in Texas. Injured accident victims and their families are often left wondering where to turn for help in the aftermath of a severe collision, especially when it was caused by negligence. Insurance companies will often attempt to fully deny responsibility for compensation or try and coerce injured crash victims to accept meager financial compensation for their injuries. This is why hiring experienced and skilled legal assistance, such as a Texas personal injury lawyer, is a must when dealing with this type of situation.
Corpus Christi personal injury lawyer, Joe Brad Brock, has been successfully fighting for the rights of injured traffic accident victims and their families for nearly 30 years. Our skilled and experienced legal team provides our clients with aggressive and effective legal counsel at all costs. We are passionate about awarding accident victims injured by negligence full and fair compensation for their injuries and losses. It is a firm belief of ours that no one should ever have to pay for being injured, especially by another person’s carelessness. Allow a Texas traffic accident attorney to assist you through your accident aftermath so you can focus on your physical, emotional, and financial recovery. Contact our law firm today at (361) 884-1086 in the event that you or a loved one are seeking financial compensation for injuries and losses suffered in an injurious Texas car accident caused by negligence.
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