Texas City – Auto-Pedestrian Crash on Bay Street Sent a Child to a Hospital
Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2019 at 6:37 am
A boy was listed in critical condition after getting struck by a pickup truck on Bay Street last Thursday.
Police said the accident took place in the 1600 block of Bay Street at just before 7:00 p.m. According to the preliminary investigation, a boy was attempting to cross the street when a 1998 Ford F-150 truck that was traveling along the northbound lane struck him. The pedestrian, identified only as an 8-year-old boy, sustained serious injuries from the impact of the collision. He was immediately taken to a University of Texas Medical Branch hospital where he was listed in critical but stable condition.
The driver who hit the victim remained at the scene and is cooperating with local authorities. He gave a blood sample to be tested for illegal substance or alcohol.
An investigation is underway.
We are deeply saddened for the family and loved ones of the injured victim. Our prayers and thoughts are with them. We strongly believe that the Texas City Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
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.