San Angelo, TX – John Hartman Fatally Struck on W Houston Harte Expressway
San Angelo, TX (December 11, 2020) – An automobile accident reported in the San Angelo area claimed one man’s life during the early morning hours on Thursday. At around 5:30 a.m., on December 10, the San Angelo Police Department responded to the site of a crash on the West Houston Harte Expressway.
Reports from authorities show that 31-year-old John Hartman was walking near the 4000 block of West Houston Harte Expressway Frontage Road, near the Woodsprings Suites, when he was struck by a Nissan Maxima, which was traveling east on the frontage road.
Hartman sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Emergency crews arrived at the scene of the accident and pronounced the man deceased. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of John Hartman at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Pedestrian accidents throughout the state of Texas send more than 7,500 people to area hospitals for treatment of injuries. Although various traffic-related incidents result in minor injuries, pedestrians are more likely to sustain serious and life-altering injuries due to the fact that they are exposed to the force of motor vehicles. As a result, pedestrians are more likely to suffer brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones that have a significant impact on their health and wellbeing. Although we only wish that victims are able to recover from their injuries, many are unable to do so. In fact, more than 600 pedestrians are fatally injured in traffic-related incidents throughout the state of Texas each year. 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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