Car Crashes into Person Walking
On Saturday, October 22, 2022, a man was hit and injured by a truck on Highway 96 in Jasper County, Texas. Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety believe that the man was hit by a 2020 Chevrolet box truck that was traveling south on the highway. The driver of the truck was not injured in the crash. The man who was hit by the truck was taken to a Houston hospital to be treated for his injuries. The seriousness of his injuries is currently unknown.
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What is a Negligent Driver?
If you are hit by a car while walking, even if you are not in a crosswalk, you may still be able to file a personal injury claim. If the driver was negligent in some way, such as by speeding or running a red light, then you may be able to hold them liable for your injuries. pedestrian injury claims can be complex, so it’s important to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case.
There are many examples of a negligent driver. A few examples include:
- Running a red light
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Failing to signal when turning
- Making an illegal turn