Two Pedestrians Die in Separate Collisions
Thursday, October 4th was a sad day for Houston pedestrians as two of them died in separate incidents. At about 10:00 am, an adult male was crossing the tracks in front of a METRORail train near the intersection of Crosstimbers and Fulton Streets in north Houston when he was struck by the train’s locomotive and killed instantly. Neither the train’s driver nor any passengers were injured in the tragedy, but the train was shut down for more than four hours. Shortly later, at 11:41 am a 911 call was received by HPD reporting that an unidentified person trying to cross U.S. Hwy 290 at Pinemont Drive in northwest Houston was struck and instantly killed by an 18-wheeler. The incident backed up traffic all the way to the Beltway. The causes of both incidents remain under investigation.
As I have explained many times, vehicular traffic and, in particular trains, are presumed to have the right of way over pedestrians absent exceptional circumstances such as an impaired driver or violations of traffic laws or train regulations. However, if you or a loved one is even injured in such an incident please consider calling us. We have dealt with such for many years and can investigate and insure that your rights are fully considered and protected.