Houston, TX (December 19, 2022) – A man was hospitalized following a crash involving a Metro bus that took place in downtown Houston on Saturday evening. At around 11:55 p.m., on December 17, the Houston Police Department responded to the scene of a crash on Pierce Street.
According to law enforcement, a man was walking in the area of 1099 Pierce Street when he was struck by a Metro bus.
A man suffered injuries due to the crash. He was provided treatment at the scene of the accident and loaded into an ambulance, where he was transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
The incident remains under investigation by the Houston Police Department.
We hope the man injured as a result of this crash recovers quickly.
Bus Accidents in Texas
Each year, thousands of pedestrians are hurt as a result of crashes in the state of Texas. When Metro buses and other large commercial vehicles are involved in these accidents, the chances of victims suffering significant injuries are dramatically increased. We see many victims of these accidents left with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other painful and debilitating injuries every single year.
There are a number of reasons why bus accidents often result in severe injuries for pedestrians. First, buses are much larger and heavier than most other vehicles on the road, so they have the potential to cause a lot of damage in a collision.
Second, because buses carry so many passengers, they often have difficulty stopping quickly, which can lead to pedestrians being hit by the bus or being pinned under the wheels. Third, buses tend to have large blind spots, so pedestrians may not be seen by the driver until it’s too late. Finally, because of their size and weight, buses can be very difficult to maneuver, which can make it hard for drivers to avoid hitting pedestrians.
If you have been hurt due to a bus accident that took place in Houston or anywhere in the state of Texas, it is crucial that you are aware of the legal options that you have available to help you move forward. A skilled legal team will be able to help you seek financial compensation for some of the losses that you face. It is important that you reach out to a skilled and knowledgeable legal team right away to ensure your rights and best interests are protected.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, the personal injury lawyers at Goudarzi & Young can help. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and we have extensive experience handling these types of cases. In fact, we have earned the largest truck accident verdict in American history. Contact our Houston commercial vehicle accident lawyers today at 800-256-5169 to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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