According to the police, a man in Odessa, Texas, was killed in a car accident while trying to cross the street. Authorities claim that the man was hit by a car while trying to cross North Grandview Avenue. The case was initially announced on the local police department’s Facebook page, though they didn’t reveal when the accident took place.
Following the crash, the police have asked the general public to avoid the area while they continue their investigation. The status of the vehicle’s driver has not yet been released. The man who was hit on the street died on the scene. According to authorities, he was walking across the road instead of using the nearest crosswalk. No other injuries or fatalities from the accident have been reported.
How to proceed after being involved in a car accident
Bike and pedestrian accidents are among some of the most dangerous on the road. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to drunk drivers, especially at night. Many pedestrians are struck in areas where they have the right of way, like sidewalks, crosswalks and school zones. Since the human body is no match for a vehicle, being struck by a car can have monumental consequences.
If someone is struck by a car, he or she may suffer from personal injuries, emotional damage, permanent disability or death. A person may be unable to work and find it difficult to pay his or her medical bills. However, a victim may be entitled to compensation. If an individual speaks with an attorney, the lawyer may assess the case and figure out if a lawsuit is possible. He or she may be able to negotiate with the other party and figure out a fair compensation amount that helps the victim pay for his or her medical and legal bills.