Marshall, TX (11/26/2019) –
A deadly auto-pedestrian accident left one man dead Wednesday morning, November 25, on U.S. Highway 59.
The accident occurred in the 100 block of East End Boulevard around 6 a.m. when May Wayne Diggs, 40, was crossing the street outside the crosswalk was hit by a vehicle traveling northbound.
Diggs was pronounced dead at the scene.
The northbound lane of Highway 59 was closed for a time between Travis and Houston streets after the accident.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers, Sutliff & Stout
Auto-pedestrian accidents are a common fatality on Texas roads. There are many ways someone may be negligent in auto-pedestrians accidents, including distracted driving, failing to yield the right-of-way, and disobeying traffic laws. In most cases, it is clear that the driver usually remains at fault in auto-pedestrian accidents due to the factors listed prior.
For the case above, it remains to be seen who exactly is liable since Diggs walked outside the intended crosswalk. But because there was a wrongful death, the family of Diggs may be entitled to file a wrongful death suit against the vehicle that hit Diggs.
An attorney can deal with insurance adjusters for you, negotiate settlements, and represent your best interests if a lawsuit is needed. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.
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