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Seven Killed in Brownsville After Car Veers onto Sidewalk

Seven people not yet identified have been killed in a car-pedestrian accident in Brownsville Sunday morning, May 2, 2023. The deadly Brownsville car-pedestrian accident occurred near Ozanam Center at 8:30 a.m. In addition to the fatalities, six other pedestrians were taken to an area hospital. According to preliminary reports, some of these Brownsville car-pedestrian accident victims suffered serious injuries.

Drive Taken into Custody by Brownsville Police

The Brownsville Police Department has released very limited information about the car-pedestrian accident. What is know at this time is that the driver of the vehicle in question was driven by a man. The name, age, and other information about the driver has not been released by law enforcement.

The driver sustained injuries, which evidently are not life-threatening. He is in a local hospital. According to the police, he is under a 24-hour guard watch. As of Sunday afternoon, investigators did not comment on a possible motive.

Tests were performed to ascertain whether or not the driver had alcohol or drugs in his system at the time of the accident. The driver evidently has been charged by police with a crime or crimes. The precise charge or charges have not been released to the public as of Sunday afternoon.

When asked about the status of the investigation, the Brownsville Police Department spokesperson declined to comment on whether or not the accident was intentional or accidental (despite the apparent charges).

A comprehensive investigation into the Brownsville car-pedestrian accident is ongoing. There is no time frame yet available as to when additional information will be made available about this grim fatal car-pedestrian accident investigation.

Important Texas Car Accident Facts and Statistics

Car accidents are a major problem in Texas. Texas car accidents can and do have devastating consequences on families and communities. In 2019 alone, there were over 249,000 car accidents in Texas, and over 12,000 of those accidents resulted in serious injuries, with over 3,600 fatalities. These numbers truly are alarming.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the leading causes of car accidents in Texas are:
• Speeding
• Distracted driving
• Driving under the influence

Over 25% of car accidents in Texas involve a driver who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Influence of drugs or alcohol truly is a major contributor to the number of fatalities on our roads.

The most dangerous time to drive in Texas is between 6 pm and 9 pm on Fridays. This is likely due to the fact that many people are heading home from work or out to social events. The roads are congested with rush hour traffic.

Harris County, which includes Houston, has the highest number of car accidents in Texas. With its large population and heavy traffic, it’s not surprising that the county sees a high number of accidents. However, this also means that drivers in this area should be extra cautious and take steps to avoid accidents.

Texas has the highest number of fatal truck accidents in the United States. These accidents can be particularly devastating due to the size and weight of trucks, and they often result in serious injuries or fatalities. It’s important for both truck drivers and other motorists to exercise caution and follow safety guidelines to prevent these accidents from occurring.

Legal Rights Following a Texas Car Accident

A person who has been injured in a Texas automobile accident like the Brownsville car-pedestrian accident need to be as proactive as possible when it comes to protecting their legal rights. The first step in that process is to schedule an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm Houston car accident lawyer. You can arrange an initial consultation with a Texas automobile accident attorney by calling our firm at (800) 349-0000, any time of the day or night. We can schedule an initial consultation at any one of our 40 offices located across the country. A case evaluation with a Doan Law Firm Texas car accident lawyer can also be scheduled online.

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