On Monday, July 18th, 2016 a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car on Highway 249 south at Antoine Drive. The car crash happened just after 5:30 a.m. The scene of the accident was just outside the Fallbrook Plaza which is the home to a tattoo parlor and nail salon. If you have any information on this accident please contact the authorities as they are still investigating the cause of the accident.
Any type of pedestrian vs car accident can be very dangerous as pedestrians do not have any protection unlike those in a vehicle. When 5000 pounds strikes the human body at any rate of speed the injuries have the potential to be fatal. For this reason, it is imperative that drivers remain attentive any time there are pedestrians in the area.
Now that more and more people are using smartphones such as the iPhone and Android while driving, it is very easy to become distracted. With almost all apps now notifying users of any activity it is common to get several Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or email notifications while driving just 15 minutes. We strongly urge all drivers to put the cell phones in the glove box on in the center console so they won’t be tempted to check it when they get a notification.
To learn more about your legal rights as it pertains to a car or vehicular accident make sure to access our Houston car accident lawyer page. We try to update it weekly with news and information related to your legal rights after a car accident. We can help you receive the maximum possible settlement check to help cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, damages and loss of wages or income.