Pecos County, TX – Update: Gerald Harris Killed In Crash On I-10
Pecos County, TX (July 10, 2019) – The victim of a fatal pedestrian accident on Interstate 10 in Pecos County has been identified by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The deadly crash happened at around 4:30 p.m. near Fort Stockton on Tuesday, July 9th.
The victim was identified as Gerald Harris of Arizona. Harris was walking along Interstate 10 when an oncoming Toyota traveling east hit him. The driver then veered off the roadway into an embankment.
Responding emergency units pronounced Harris dead at the scene of the collision.
The driver of the Toyota was also identified as Richard Lynn. Lynn sustained serious injuries and was transported to Pecos County Memorial Hospital for immediate medical assistance.
The crash is currently under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Gerald Harris at this time. Our thoughts are with Richard Lynn and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Crashes in Texas
A large percentage of these auto-pedestrian accidents are due to inattentive drivers who are not paying attention to the road. These drivers could be driving aggressively and at unsafe speeds. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that nearly 600 pedestrians were killed in Texas in 2015 in a collision with another motor vehicle. Unfortunately, a higher percentage of pedestrian accidents end fatally for the victims involved.
The Texas pedestrian accident lawyers employed at the Benton Law Firm work diligently in order to recover multi-million dollar settlements for our clients. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian crash, contact our law offices at (214) 771-9365 to discuss your case today.
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