Pedestrian Critically Injured In Northline
In March of 2018, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reported that there had been 263 pedestrian deaths that occurred in the state of Texas. This figure, taken from January 2017 to June 2017, This report placed Texas as being the #13th highest in the United States for pedestrian fatalities. Many such accidents can be the result of those traveling on foot being distracted or failing to obey traffic rules, signals or signs.
According to a news story which appeared on the Houston Chronicle, this may have been what happened when a pedestrian was critically injured in Northline was critically injured in a crash on Saturday. According to a spokesperson with the Houston Police Department, the 52-year-old man died as a result of his injuries on Sunday.
Investigators say that at approximately 8:45 p.m. the pedestrian failed to yield the right of way to a motorist who had been traveling southbound in the 6200 block of Airline Drive. The motorist stopped at the scene of the crash and waited for authorities to arrive.
The pedestrian was taken to an area hospital via ambulance to an area hospital for treatment and was listed in critical condition. He died on Sunday as the result of his injuries. Authorities have not released the name of the victim pending notification of family members.
Police questioned the unidentified motorist and later released him. No charges have been filed in connection to the case.