Woman Hit, Killed by Vehicle on North Freeway in Houston

Woman Hit, Killed by Vehicle on North Freeway in Houston

Woman Killed in Houston Pedestrian Accident on North Freeway near Aldine Bender

Houston, Texas (June 13, 2021) – A woman was hit and killed by a vehicle early Sunday morning at a Houston freeway, according to the authorities.

The deadly accident happened around 4:00 a.m. on the North Freeway near the Aldine Bender exit.

Authorities said a white Mustang was involved in a collision with another vehicle, and it stopped in the main lanes of the freeway.

 A woman, who was a passenger in the Mustang, then got out of the vehicle, and moments later, she was struck by another vehicle.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released.

The Mustang driver and the other driver admitted to having been intoxicated at the time of the crash. The driver of the vehicle that struck the woman also admitted to having been intoxicated.

Investigators said all three drivers will likely face DWI charges. 

The authorities are investigating the crash.

In Texas, a driver is legally intoxicated after consuming alcohol if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or higher. A driver is also considered intoxicated if they don’t have the normal use of their mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol. Alcohol however is not the only intoxicant, as drivers can become intoxicated by ingesting prescription and illegal drugs such as crack, marijuana, and cocaine.

Regardless of what substance caused the driver’s reaction time to become significantly altered, intoxication by any means can cause terrible accidents and injuries.

Innocent victims harmed by drunk drivers are entitled to compensation for their injuries, including but not limited to medical expenses; lost wages; pain and suffering and mental anguish; physical impairment and disability; and most importantly, punitive damages to deter future conduct. If a death occurred because of a drunk driver, you will want a knowledgeable accident lawyer to bring a wrongful death action against the drunk driver.

To speak with one of our highly qualified lawyers at  Joel A. Gordon & Associates Click to call: 281-943-5555.

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The information for this article was obtained from public media and is for informational purposes. We understand this is a difficult time for the family of those affected by a tragic accident, and we offer our sincere condolences. While the idea of hiring a law firm may not feel appropriate at this time, as a public service we like to advise family of the following:
1. In some cases it may be very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including but not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before its disappears.
2. In Texas it is illegal for anyone to contact the family by telephone or in-person to convince the family to hire a law firm or attorney unless the family contacted the law firm or attornay first.
3. Under Texas law, wrongful death actions can be brought by a spouse (husband or wife), child (son or daughter), or parent (mother or father). A claim can also be brought on behalf of the deceased estate. the statute of limitations in Texas for wrongful death is two years from the date of the incident.