• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: May 2021

Nacogdoches, TX (5/1/2021) – A crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle left one person dead on Saturday.

Investigators Looking into Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident in Tyler

The accident happened around 1:25 a.m. on S 7 in the westbound lanes. A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and the vehicle fled the scene.

The pedestrian was found dead at the scene. He was identified as 60-year-old Charles Chandler.

The vehicle possibly involved in this crash is believed to be an older model Cadillac or Buick passenger car.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers

An investigation of this accident will prove essential due to the fact that a vehicle struck a pedestrian and then fled the scene. The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident may be liable for any damages brought forth upon the pedestrian.

Committing a hit-and-run is a serious criminal charge in Texas, particularly when a person leaves the scene of an accident that involves a serious injury, death, or significant property damage. Regardless if there is property or bodily injury involved, it is the duty of all Texas drivers to stop to give information or stop to render aid when they are involved in an accident. Penalties for leaving the scene of an accident range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the damage or injury the driver causes.

If you or a loved one were 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: KSLA

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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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