San Marcos Man on Scooter, Struck, Killed by SUV

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 2-Feb-2012

A San Marcos man, driving a scooter, was killed Wednesday evening, when he was struck by an SUV near Hopkins and North Street, police said.

Reports noted that 75-year-old Charles O’Dell was driving his scooter when he approached the North Street intersection.

According to police, a Dodge Durango, driven by 22-year-old Joshua Eismann, struck O’Dell, knocking him from his scooter.

O’Dell was transported to Central medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police cited Eismann for failing to yield the right of way.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Charles O’Dell as they deal with this tragic loss.

Failing to yield the right of way is one of the most common causes of accidents, especially when motorcycles and pedestrians and involved. Whether those failing to yield simply ignored signage or signals or did so by accident, the results of such inattention can be deadly and life changing for victims involved. Smaller vehicles, motorcycles and pedestrians are easier to overlook for those who should be yielding, making them a prime target for inattentive drivers and serious injuries resulting.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a car accident, call our traffic accident attorneys in Austin, San Antonio, Killeen and statewide Texas, contact our wrongful death attorneys online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our Texas law firm for a free consultation today.

Our experienced attorneys, professional medical consultants, private investigators and caring staff will help you uncover answers to some of the questions associated with your auto accident or the fatal accident of a loved one while seeking just compensation for your injuries and loss. We care. We can help.

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