Pedestrian Accident in Killeen Claim Life of Fort Hood Soldier

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 19-Nov-2012

A Fort Hood soldier, who was killed in a Killeen pedestrian accident was identified by officials on Monday morning.

Police identified the Fort Hood soldier as 38-year-old Sgt. Juan Mendoza Vargas, who’s home of residence was listed as Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to authorities, Vargas stepped into traffic on Fort Hood Street and was struck by a vehicle.

The vehicle that struck Vargas was identified as a 2000 Ford Mustang. Its driver was not revealed by police but no charges were pending as of Monday. The driver did stop at the scene of the Killeen pedestrian accident near Fort Hood.

As Fort Hood sees an influx of soldiers and their families in the region, traffic accidents in Killeen are also on the rise. While some roadways were not previously designed to handle the large number of vehicles inhabiting them, drivers in the region can help improve their own safety and the safety of others surrounding by paying close attention to the roads and vehicles surrounding by putting down mobile and electronic devices while operating a vehicle. By giving the roads attention rather than phone calls and other devices, drivers may be able to react more quickly to hazards or the actions of other drivers.

If you’ve lost a loved one as a result of a Central Texas pedestrian accident or experienced injuries yourself, call our traffic accident attorneys in Killeen, Temple Waco and statewide Texas at 254-633-2983, visit one of our 10 law firm locations or email our personal injury law firm in Bell County for a free consultation today. We care. We can help.


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