Killeen Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Fort Hood Street

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 6-Jan-2014

A Killeen pedestrian accident left one man dead on Saturday when he was struck by a Honda Accord on South Fort Hood Street, Killeen police reported.

The man killed in the fatal Killeen pedestrian accident was identified as 45-year-old Killeen resident Michael Miguel Thomas.

According to the police report, Thomas was struck in the center turn lane when the 64-year-old Honda driver attempted to make a left turn. Police have not filed charges in relation to the accident on Fort Hood Street.

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Although there are important steps pedestrians and cyclists can take to protect them from some serious accidents, inattention and failure to yield to pedestrians can provoke serious injuries and even death. The lacking protection that walkers, joggers and cyclists possess, in contrast with larger passenger and commercial vehicles, put them at an increased risk for enduring serious and death.

Fourteen percent of all traffic fatalities involve pedestrians, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration, highlighting the severity of injuries involving walkers, joggers and runners.

When a pedestrian accident occurs, the details associated may not be immediately clear, requiring investigation and discussions with witnesses. While some victims and their families may struggle to deal with insurance companies and representatives on their own, hiring a pedestrian accident attorney has clear advantages for those looking for compensation for lost time from work, significant medical bills and a transformed quality of life caused by the negligence of an inattentive driver.

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