Houston — Woman Dead After Auto-Pedestrian Crash on Leawood Boulevard
Posted on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at 9:21 pm
A woman was critically injured in an auto-pedestrian crash that occurred at 9500 Leawood Boulevard in Houston on Monday, February 25, 2019, but a few days later, she was pronounced dead.
According to the Houston Police Department Vehicular Crimes Division, at around 1:45 p.m on Monday, the female driver of a gray Nissan Sentra was traveling northbound on Leawood Boulevard and approaching a red light at the intersection of Bissonnet. When the light turned green, she then proceeded through the intersection and turned left on Bissonnet, but then she struck a 54-year-old woman who was crossing the road.
The victim was brought to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital with critical injuries, but on Thursday, February 28, 2019, she was pronounced dead.
Preliminary investigation showed that the driver failed to yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian.
There are no charges yet that are filed at this time, and investigation is still ongoing.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the unidentified pedestrian. Alas, she is not the only one whose life is taken away by a car accident. Car accidents are a problem in this day and age, and yet, they still continue to happen on a regular basis. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.
Car accidents are reported to be deadly for pedestrians particularly. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimates that the number of pedestrian deaths in the U.S. is 6,000 in 2017. This is a 27% increase from 2007 to 2016, and it is said that the number in 2017 is a 25-year high.
Additionally, there are five states that had the most number of pedestrian fatalities in 2017, and these are California, Florida, New York, Arizona, and Texas. These states accounted for about 43% of pedestrian fatalities during the first half of 2017 despite the fact that they are home to only 30% of the U.S. population. The GHSA also claims that children and the elderly are the most vulnerable to this kind of accident.
Car accidents, especially the auto-pedestrian ones, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/auto-pedestrian accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.