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Texan arrested in fatal accident blamed on street racing

Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrian accidents typically have disastrous consequences. Those involving excessive speed are often deadly. A recent article describes a fatal accident in Texas that claimed the life of a pedestrian. Reportedly, it was caused by speed.

According to authorities, a man was walking close to a local Victoria intersection when he was hit by a silver pickup truck. A witness states that he was behind the truck when it struck the pedestrian and that the pickup appeared to be racing with another truck at a high rate of speed. The accident occurred at approximately 11:05 p.m. on a recent Friday.

The impact knocked the victim's shoes off and badly damaged his torso. It also knocked him approximately 60 feet down the road from where the accident occurred. He was pronounced dead later that night at the hospital.

The driver that struck the pedestrian was apparently arrested at the scene. At last report, the man was in jail and expected to face manslaughter charges. There is no mention of the other driver, or whether he or she is facing criminal charges.

Surviving loved ones facing a similar fatal accident can rightfully pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and perhaps other parties, seeking reimbursement for any monetary and non-monetary damages sustained. Acts such as speeding, racing, failing to yield or stop or disobeying any other rule of the road could be considered negligent or reckless behavior, depending on the situation. If the driver is found to have engaged in any of these behaviors, this information could be used to establish liability in a Texas civil court.

Source: victoriaadvocate.com, "Update: Police ID pedestrian killed; driver jailed", Jon Wilcox, June 11, 2016

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