• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: October 2020

Houston, TX (10/26/2020) – A pedestrian was killed while walking in a crosswalk in Houston early Monday morning.

The accident occurred on Westheimer Road around 3:30 a.m. A driver sped through the intersection and hit a person walking in the crosswalk. 

The pedestrian was killed at the scene.

The driver, who was not immediately identified, faces charges of failure to stop and render aid and intoxication manslaughter.

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 Lawyer

Due to the nature of the incident, the surviving family of the person who was hit is entitled to a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver. According to Texas law, a pedestrian has the right of way when crossing an intersection at a crosswalk. When a driver neglects this law and hits a pedestrian while they are in the crosswalk, the pedestrian is in the right of way and is entitled to a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the driver.

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: Houston Chronicle 

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About the Author

Graham Sutliff is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Among other awards and certifications, he is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer for the past decade. In 2019 alone, Graham recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients who were injured by others. To learn more about Graham, click here.

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