According to authorities, a woman in her 30s, was struck by a car around 6:30 p.m.in the 1700 block of W. Northwest Highway. The police report indicates that the woman had been standing in the center lane filling her car with gas. Her car was in the right lane with flashers on. Police say the driver tried to swerve out of the way, but struck the woman.
The victim was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival. The woman’s identity has not been released by police pending the notification of her next-of-kin.
Being stranded on the roadway with a disabled car can be terrifying. Because traffic on busy streets, highways, freeways and interstates tends to move very fast, it can also be extremely dangerous for any motorist who finds themselves stranded on a high speed roadway. In an emergency situation where someone is broken down or has been in an accident, it is considered extremely dangerous for pedestrians to walk on such busy thoroughfares.
In the state of Texas, it is considered illegal for pedestrians to be on such high-speed motorways. If you are in a situation where your vehicle has broken down or has had an accident while in the middle of traffic, if you are able, call 911 and put on your emergency flashers so that other drivers are able to see your vehicle and can adjust to avoid the hazard.
It is wise to stay inside of your vehicle until help can arrive. Law enforcement or another emergency service vehicle can help to get you and your vehicle safely off the road and slow traffic down to help other motorists to avoid also being involved in your accident as well. Even when every precaution has been taken, however, accidents can still happen.
If you or a loved one have been involved in any kind of accident, having an experienced attorney on your side is important. Our attorneys have years of experience in the Dallas Fort Worth area courts with automobile and other types of accidents. When you call our offices for your free initial consultation and legal analysis, we are sensitive to your needs and will discuss the details of your case with you and will offer suggestions on how to best proceed in your personal situation. Call us today.