Houston, TX – The Houston Chronicle reports an 89-year-old man was killed while attempting to cross a road in Houston, TX.
According to the Houston Police Department, a male pedestrian was walking around midnight in the 7700 block of Braniff Rd. near Telephone Rd. in the Greater Hobby area when a motorist struck him at a low speed. The man died as a result of his injuries.
Auto-pedestrian accidents are one of the leading causes of auto-related crash deaths in the United States. Often, these accidents involve alcohol-impaired drivers and pedestrians. Children and older adults are more often involved in auto-pedestrian accidents.
To decrease the chance of being involved in an auto-pedestrian accident, consider doing the following:
- Carry a flashlight or headlamp if walking at night
- No jaywalking; cross at designated crosswalks
- Stay on the sidewalks
- Walk towards traffic
- Don’t be distracted with earbuds or headphones, which can prevent full hearing
HSinjuryattorney.com posts these articles to keep the Greater Houston community informed about traffic accidents and other news. These blog posts are not intended to give legal advice. However, if you or a loved one has been involved in a similar accident and need help from an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact the Houston, TX Personal Injury Lawyers at Hernandez Sunosky, LLP. Our lawyers can help you find answers and obtain monetary compensation for any lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.