• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: November 2019
Lufkin Police

Lufkin, TX (11/26/2019) – A homeless woman was killed while crossing a street at a green light early Tuesday morning around 12:10 a.m. in Lufkin.

The incident happened at the intersection of Frank Avenue at Loop 287 when a woman driving in the inside lane stopped at a green light to allow a homeless woman to cross the intersection. Matthew Battise, 26, was driving in the outside lane, did not see the woman because of the car stopped at the green light, and ultimately hit the homeless woman.

The woman was transported to CHI St. Luke’s Memoral Lufkin, where she later died from her injuries sustained in the accident.

Auto-Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Unfortunately, pedestrians are at a disadvantage when it comes to personal safety on the streets of Houston. Motorists frequently fail to see pedestrians on or alongside busy roads, and it only takes a second for a serious accident to occur. Because there are many conflicting factors that led to the homeless woman’s death, legal assistance may be essential to figure out who may be exactly at-fault.

If you or a loved one was involved in a pedestrian accident in Houston or the surrounding areas, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Sutliff & Stout can help. For a complimentary consultation about your case, contact us today. We are dedicated to providing our clients with zealous representation that yields results.

Source: KTRE

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About the Author

Hank Stout is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Hank earned his doctor of jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and has been actively trying personal injury cases for over ten years. He was recognized by Thompson Reuters as a Rising Star from 2012-2014 and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas). He has earned a Superb rating by Avvo, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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