Cleveland, TX (December 1, 2022) – Two high school students were hospitalized following a pedestrian accident involving a commercial vehicle that occurred on Monday evening in Cleveland. On November 28, the Cleveland Police Department responded to the scene of a crash on East Houston Avenue.
According to reports, two boys, a 9th grader and a 10th grader, were walking back to Cleveland High School. As the two students crossed the street, they were struck by a commercial vehicle.
The driver of the truck, identified as a 32-year-old man, was arrested and charged with intoxication assault with a motor vehicle as a result of the accident. The driver was identified as Dillon Lamb.
The Cleveland Police Department is investigating the accident.
We hope the two students injured due to this crash recover quickly.
Truck Accidents with Pedestrians
There are three main types of driver behavior that commonly lead to pedestrian accidents. These include failing to yield, speeding, and running red lights. Each of these behaviors increases the risk of a collision and can have devastating consequences for pedestrians.
Failing to yield is one of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents. When drivers fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, they put them in danger of being hit by a car. Drivers should always yield to pedestrians when they are crossing the street, regardless of whether or not there is a crosswalk present.
Speeding is another major contributor to pedestrian accidents. When drivers exceed the posted speed limit, they reduce the amount of time they have to react to changes in traffic conditions. This can lead them to collide with pedestrians who may be crossing the street or walking along the side of the road. Speed limits are in place for a reason, and drivers need to obey them in order to keep everyone on the road safe.
Running red lights is also a serious problem that can result in pedestrian accidents. Drivers who run red lights often do so because they are in a hurry and trying to save time. However, this risks the lives of pedestrians who may be crossing the intersection legally at a green light. Running red lights is not only dangerous, but it is also illegal. Drivers who choose to run red lights need to be aware that they could be cited by law enforcement and face severe penalties as a result.
As you can imagine, when drivers behind the wheel of commercial vehicles engage in these reckless actions, they are likely to cause severe injuries to pedestrians. If you have been hurt as a result of the pedestrian accident, a Cleveland truck accident lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for the damages you face.
If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to contact an experienced team of personal injury lawyers as soon as possible. At Goudarzi & Young, we have nearly 30 years of experience handling truck accident cases. We will fight for the compensation you deserve and help you get your life back on track. Contact us today at 800-256-5169 to discuss your case.
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