Kennedale, TX (January 8, 2023) – Emergency officials across Tarrant County were called to the scene of a major pedestrian crash that had taken place on Thursday afternoon. On January 5, officials were notified that a crash took place on Hudson Cemetery Road.
At approximately 1 p.m., a male pedestrian was walking in the 7500 block of Hudson Cemetery Road, just south of Kennedale, Texas, when he was struck by a freight train that was passing through the area.
The man suffered severe injuries as a result of the crash. Emergency crews rushed to the scene of the accident and attempted CPR on the victim. He was rushed to an area hospital by ambulance, where he passed away from his injuries.
The Tarrant County Sheriff’s office is currently investigating the accident.
Our sincerest sympathies are with the family of the man who died as a result of this crash.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Fatal truck crashes take the lives of at least one person daily, adding up to more than 500 people each year. Although semi-trucks play a major role in our state’s economy, they can have devastating consequences if they are being operated by reckless and careless drivers.
Every day, we see serious truck crashes take place in Texas. Many of these accidents are caused by negligence. Some of the leading factors in truck crashes that we see in Texas include:
Fatigue: Drivers who are drowsy are one of the leading causes of truck accidents. Due to the fact that truckers are on the road for long periods of time, they often become exhausted and may fall asleep at the wheel.
Distractions: Distracted driving is another major factor in truck accidents. Truck drivers may be distracted by their cell phones, CB radios, or other electronic devices while driving.
Speeding: Speeding is a common cause of accidents for all vehicles, but it is especially dangerous for large trucks. Trucks take more distance and time to come to a complete stop the most of their vehicles. When they are speeding, this drastically increases the time and space that it takes for them to come to a complete halt. As a result, we see many serious accidents take place due to speeding trucks that are unable to stop in time to avoid a collision.
At Goudarzi & Young, we understand the deep emotional and financial burden that a family can suffer when they lose a loved one due to an act of negligence or carelessness. Our seasoned Texas wrongful death lawyers are here to help guide you through this difficult process and will work with you every step of the way toward obtaining justice for your family. If you have any questions regarding these matters, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-256-5169 for more information about how we can assist you. We are dedicated to providing our clients with quality legal representation in their time of need and hope to bring your family comfort during this difficult time.
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