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China—Melton Sonnier Died Following a Pedestrian Accident on South Broadway

Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 11:34 pm    

The pedestrian who got struck by a vehicle on South Broadway near US 90 has been identified by local authorities.

The 66-year-old Beaumont resident was named Melton Sonnier. Jefferson County Precinct One Justice of the Peace Ray Chesson pronounced him dead following the crash.

At about 7:30 p.m. last Wednesday, the fatal collision took place along South Broadway just south of U.S. Highway 90. According to reports, Sonnier was lying on the road on a fetal positing when she was hit by a passing 2004 Hyundai driven. The impact of the collision killed the pedestrian instantly.

The driver and his passenger stayed at the scene. They did not sustain any injury, according to the release.

No charges have been made as investigators are still investigating why Sonnier was lying on the road.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased victim, Gene Housley. May God grant you with strength as you go through this difficult time. We strongly believe that the China Police Department will do everything to bring justice to wherever it is due.

Texas is among the states in the US that have the most car accidents which involved injuries and fatalities every year. Some of the common factors contributing to the rising cases of collisions in the area include the worsening traffic situation, weather conditions, and poor driving habits.
Bad driving habits are the greatest cause of a fatal crash. It can be lethal to the person behind the wheel, as well as the drivers on the road. Drivers who do not use their signal to change lanes or those who do not secure their blind spots before shifting direction are more likely to be involved in an accident. Some of the most dangerous driving habits include speeding, unsafe lane change, tailgating, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a car accident with a negligent driver, you have a right to fair compensation for the trauma you experienced and the injuries you have suffered.


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