Big Spring, TX – Tony Jetton Struck & Killed by Vehicle on I-20
Big Spring, TX (August 6, 2020) – The victim who lost their life in a crash late Thursday evening has been identified by authorities. Just after 10 p.m., on July 30, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 20.
Reports provided by officers with DPS show that 44-year-old Tony L. Jetton was walking near the Interstate 20 service road when he was struck by an eastbound Chevrolet pickup truck. Jetton sustained critical injuries and was rushed to Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Authorities confirmed that Jetton passed away after arriving. The driver of the pickup truck was uninjured in the accident. At this time, DPS is investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Tony Jetton at this time. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Each year, more than 600 pedestrians are fatally injured in traffic-related incidents throughout the state of Texas. Although these accidents are preventable and lawmakers are constantly enacting laws and imposing rules to protect those traveling on foot, we continue to see them victimized at an alarming rate.
Around 17% of those killed in traffic-related incidents throughout our state are pedestrians. These preventable accidents continue to cause overwhelming mental and emotional suffering for families who are forced to endure the consequences of losing loved ones unexpectedly. Not only are families forced to experience overwhelming mental and emotional pain and suffering after an unexpected loss, but they are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funerals while dealing with lost earnings and other financial burdens. Although it can seem as if no amount of compensation will ever make us whole again after losing loved ones in accidents that are completely avoidable, families can work with wrongful death attorneys in Texas to obtain the compensation they need to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Texas pedestrian accident attorney Tara Gilmore-Low at Low Law Firm understands that there are few things more devastating than the sudden loss of a loved one, especially when they lose their lives in accidents that could have been prevented. For this reason, we strive to help families collect the maximum amount of compensation available while holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Contact our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in Abilene at (325) 455-1889 to see how our team can help you.
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