Pedestrian Hit, Killed after Assisting with Collision

Auto-Pedestrian Accident Left One Injured in Vidor

Bell County, TX (8/17/2020) – A Good Samaritan that was assisting a collision was hit and killed by a passing vehicle Wednesday night.

The incident happened on IH-14 at the Willow Springs overpass around 8:40 p.m. A motorist, 22-year-old Jakob Aton, pulled over to assist with a crash and provide traffic control. That’s when a Chevrolet Cruz came by and was unable to avoid the collision. The truck struck Aton.

Aton was pronounced deceased on the scene.

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

At Sutliff & Stout, we receive many cases of pedestrian accidents occurring on suburban roads, county roads, and major highways. Too often do we hear of incidents that occur of pedestrians being Good Samaritans to other drivers and it results in their unlikely injuries or demise. Whether it be from the weather, dark roads, or distracted driving, pedestrian accidents are all too common and could be reduced if drivers stayed alert on the road.

It is important to have an experienced lawyer handling the case who understands personal injury, wrongful death, and pedestrian accidents. An attorney can deal with insurance adjusters, 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 pedestrian accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: KXXV

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