Two pedestrian accidents occurred early on the morning of August 13, one in Fort Worth and the other in Arlington. Both of the victims were struck by vehicles while walking along major highways, and both were tragically killed. In each instance, the driver of the vehicle that struck the victim stopped and called the police.
The Fort Worth incident occurred at about 4:45 a.m. near Interstate 35W and Alta Mesa Boulevard, while the other took place near midnight at Interstate 30 near Ballpark Way in Arlington.
The Devastating Consequences of Pedestrian Accidents
While authorities did not disclose why these accidents took place, they typically occur due to reckless or distracted driving. These are just some of the reasons why these tragedies happen far too often:
- Changing lanes suddenly
- Making turns without yielding
- Distractions such as texting while driving, speaking on a cell phone or looking at a GPS device
- Drinking or eating while behind the wheel
- Shaving or applying makeup
- Backing up or pulling into traffic without the driver paying attention
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to this type of tragedy, it is imperative that you talk to an experienced attorney as soon as you can. The Durham Law Firm has handled many pedestrian accidents, and we will passionately fight on your behalf to make sure your rights are protected and you obtain the compensation you deserve. We will perform a thorough investigation and look for the rock-solid evidence needed to convince a judge or jury of the negligence of the driver.
We know how important it is to prove the value of the injuries and damages you have incurred. We have fought insurance companies in several different types of accidents throughout the years, so we know the strategies they employ in an effort to deny plaintiffs their just compensation. Please contact us online or call us at 214-222-4000 to schedule a free consultation.