Kempner – Pedestrian Collision on US 190
Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 5:59 am
A Dallas man died as a result of an auto versus pedestrian crash on US Highway 190 in Kempner, Monday night.
According to initial reports, the incident took place just before 10:00 p.m. a half-mile east of Kempner city limits. Police said that a driver of a red 2004 Chrysler Town & Country minivan stepped out of his vehicle along US 90 to check on a dead deer lying along the roadway. A few moments later, a blue 2014 Freightliner tractor struck the pedestrian, killing the victim in the process. The 18-wheeler truck attempted to avoid hitting the pedestrian but was unsuccessful.
Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Greg Chapman pronounced the male pedestrian deceased at the scene. The driver of the truck, identified as Mohamud Yusuf Aideed, 46, a resident of Minnesota, sustained shoulder injuries. He refused medical treatment at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
We believe that when someone loses a loved one from a car accident, they do not only suffer emotionally but financially as well. If you or your loved one is a victim of a car accident caused by wrongful actions or due to negligence, you may have the right to file for legal claims. Most of the time, families who are left behind after a tragic loss are not aware of their rights and the legal processes needed to obtain fair and just compensation. In times like this, you would need a professional who can provide you with all the support you need as you go through this difficult time. Talk to your personal injury or car accident lawyer for assistance.
According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of the day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.