Fatal Pedestrian Accident Impacts I-30

Posted - February 27, 2022
Man Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on I-30

On January 22, 2022, shortly before 9 pm, a man was struck and killed on westbound I-30 between Jim Miller and St. Francis Roads. A man was struck and died at the scene by a person driving a Jeep Cherokee. The Jeep stopped immediately and was then struck by another vehicle that was trying to avoid hitting the pedestrian. Police are currently investigating the accident but have stated that they do not believe there will be any charges pressed against the driver of the Jeep for hitting the pedestrian.

Pedestrian Accidents Are Often Tragic Events

It is not unusual for a pedestrian accident to end in tragedy. Victims take the full impact of the accident when they are struck. In many cases, they are thrown a short distance on impact, adding to the severity of their injuries. Sadly, many people die from these injuries.

Avoiding Pedestrian Related Car Accidents

It is the responsibility of both the pedestrian and driver to take precautions when using the roadways. Both parties are encouraged to:

  • Follow the rules of the road, which include following speed limits and using crosswalks and crossing signals.
  • Be very cautious at intersections. A majority of all pedestrian accidents occur at an intersection.
  • If you are a pedestrian that is out in the evening and late hours, make sure that you have reflective clothing on or are carrying a flashlight so that vehicles can see you.
  • If you are riding a bicycle or other wheeled personal transportation, make sure that you are traveling the right way on the roads and use paths instead of the roads whenever possible.

Accidents can still happen even when you are being precautions, but following these tips can help you stay safer.

When You Have Been Injured In A Pedestrian Accident Call Genthe Law Firm

Once your injuries have been stabilized, it is crucial for anyone injured in a pedestrian accident to contact a Dallas personal injury lawyer about their rights to claim compensation. You will face many challenges while you are recovering from your injuries. Eliminate some of the stress by having a personal injury lawyer manage your compensation claim so that you can concentrate on your recovery. The personal injury lawyers of Genthe Law Firm can handle all interactions with the insurance company that is covering your accident. Through our Genthe Guarantee, we will make sure that you receive compensation before paying for our services.

Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation.