San Angelo, TX – Jesse Hernandez Struck & Killed by Vehicle on Upton St
San Angelo, TX (September 30, 2020) – A pedestrian accident reported in the San Angelo area on Monday evening claimed the life of one man, according to police. Just before 9 p.m., on September 28, the San Angelo Police Department was called to the scene of an accident on Upton Street.
Reports from authorities show that 87-year-old Jesse Hernandez was attempting to cross the road in the 1700 block of Upton Street in a motorized wheelchair when he was struck by an SUV.
Hernandez was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared deceased. At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jesse Hernandez 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. Statistics show that around 80% of all fatal collisions are a result of driver error. When drivers are intoxicated, distracted, or engaging in reckless behaviors while driving, they place others at extraordinary risk of being harmed.
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.
Working with a knowledgeable legal team in the aftermath of a fatal collision can greatly improve your chances of recovering and getting the justice you deserve. 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 at LowLawFirm.com 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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