A driver from Florida has struck a pedestrian on the East Freeway, killing him. According to Houston TranStar, the incident happened near John Ralston Road shortly after 2:30 a.m. Friday.
Houston police said the woman who struck the pedestrian stopped her damaged SUV and called 911. Neither the identity of the driver nor that of the victim has yet been released.
Police say that no charges are expected to be filed in the case.
Pedestrians should never walk on an Interstate or freeway, even in the case of emergencies, because it is extremely dangerous. Many people do not realize that it is illegal in the state of Texas for pedestrians, bicyclists and even horses to be on those types of roadways. No charges were filed because the pedestrian was breaking the law and putting their life into their own hands. However, if the pedestrian was following the law, this situation would be very different.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an auto-pedestrian accident, having an experienced attorney on your side is important. Determining liability is an essential element of successfully handling any personal injury claim. Our lawyers work with experts in order to establish fault and liability in personal injury accidents. You and your loved ones have rights that are guaranteed by law. The lawyers in our offices have years of experience with auto-pedestrian and freeway accidents in the Houston courts. Give our offices a call for your free initial consultation.