Paris– Pedestrian Accident on North Main Street
Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 8:29 pm
The Paris Police Department is conducting an investigation regarding a car accident that killed one pedestrian on North Main Street last Sunday.
At an unspecified time in the morning last Saturday, local emergency crews were requested at the 2300 block of North Main Street. According to initial reports, a woman was walking in the outside northbound lane of the road when she was struck by a white pickup truck. The force of impact seriously injured the pedestrian who was identified as a 58-year-old woman. She was rushed to Paris Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Investigators did not release any information about the driver. The crash remains under investigation.
With sincerest sympathies, we would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. We strongly believe that the Paris Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to the driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.
Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. For instance, driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs dramatically increases your risk of being involved in a crash by roughly 16% and 24%, respectively. While these cases are extremely dangerous, these can be prevented by making the right decisions. So before hitting the road, know that car accidents leave scars and trauma that can be devastating for the victims. For this reason, it is important that you take all the necessary precautions to avoid it.