Pedestrian Injured in HEB Parking Lot Accident

A pedestrian parking lot accident in San Marcos left one man with fatal injuries on Wednesday, when he was struck by a pickup truck while standing near the trunk of his own vehicle, officials reported.

Although the driver’s name was not released, police said he was a 93-year-old man. According to reports, the driver’s foot slipped, hitting the truck’s accelerator instead of the brake. The truck traveled in reverse at a high speed as a result, unexpectedly hitting the 86-year-old victim, who was standing near his own car.

Officials identified the man who was struck as 85-year-old Dr. Hal Tuck Blythe, a retired professor from Texas State University.

Blythe was transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge via ground ambulance and passed away from his injuries, four days later.

In addition to Blythe’s fatal injuries, the crash sparked a chain reaction after slamming into parked cars nearby. The parked cars struck two other victims in the HEB parking lot accident.

Parking Lot Accident Lawyers

Although parking lot accidents may seem less serious than collisions and accidents that occur on busier freeways and roads, they can still have serious repercussions. The vulnerability of pedestrians and the unexpected nature of parking lot accidents can leave victims and their families with serious injuries and accompanying struggles.

In addition to parking lot collisions and crashes involving vehicles, parking lot slip and falls can also cause life-changing injuries.

If you or someone you love has endured life transforming injuries that have made it difficult to financially support yourself and your family and affected your quality of life, call our pedestrian accident lawyers in Austin, San Antonio, Temple and statewide Texas at 800-359-5690, contact our parking lot injury lawyers online or visit any of our ten office locations scattered across the state. With more than 25 attorneys, private investigators and registered nurses, our team has the resources, experience and reach to help you and your loved ones focus on getting back on your feet while seeking fair compensation. We care. We can help.

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