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Auto-pedestrian accidents can have serious or deadly consequences

A Texas college student was recently killed after a car hit him and other person as they were walking along George Bush Drive and Dexter Street in College Station. The young student was taken to a local hospital, but he later died from his injuries after he was taken off of life support. Auto-pedestrian accidents will typically bring serious consequences.

At the time of the crash, the other pedestrian suffered minor injuries that did not merit medical treatment. At the scene of the accident, law enforcement asked the driver to take a sobriety test, which he failed. He was arrested on a charge of DWI. An investigation of the accident determined that the pedestrians failed to yield the right of way to the car.

A drunk driver is an unsafe driver. When a person's senses are dulled by alcohol, it can make it hard to stay in the lanes, make smart decisions behind the wheel and react quickly when the unexpected happens. It is important to examine the entire accident in order to determine if the pedestrian would still be alive if the driver had not been drunk. Criminal charges are separate from civil suits against a person, so the Texas driver may be liable for the accident even if he is not convicted.

After a fatal crash, it is important to seek legal support. A lawyer can help a grieving family determine what legal options may be available, including a wrongful death claim. Auto-pedestrian accidents can have serious consequences, but victims and families do not have to face this alone.

Source: theeagle.com, "Texas A&M student hit by car dies", Nov. 23, 2015

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