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News: Car fatally strikes elderly man on Braniff St

Posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 at 10:19 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – An 89-year-old man died after being struck by a car on the 7700 block of Braniff St sometime Tuesday morning, Houston Chronicle reports.

The pedestrian was walking along Braniff St when a driver saw him. That driver flashed his lights at an oncoming car to signal there was a pedestrian in the road.

This action confused the driver of the oncoming vehicle and caused him not to see the pedestrian. They then struck the pedestrian while driving at a low speed.

After the collision, the driver cooperated with the police. No charges are expected to be filed. The area where the accident took place has neither sidewalks nor sufficient lighting.

This blog post is part of a series that Kherkher Garcia provides for the benefit of our neighbors across the Houston area. It is meant to keep our community informed about recent motor vehicle accidents, and should not be construed as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured because of a driver’s reckless behavior, we would like to hear from you at your earliest convenience. Contact us today, online or by calling (713) 231-5640, to speak with an experienced Houston pedestrian accident lawyer at absolutely no cost to you.