Monday morning at 3:30am, a man named Romeo Aguilar was attempting to cross Mount Houston Road in Houston when he was struck by a sports utility vehicle. Police say that Aguilar did not yield the right of the way to the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe, who was traveling westbound down the road.
Aguilar died at the scene, and the driver of the Tahoe waited for police to arrive at the scene. A further investigation is pending, however no charges have been filed against the driver of the Tahoe.
Pedestrians often assume that drivers can see them and will yield the right of way, but this is not often the case. Especially at night, visibility is low and drivers do not often expect to encounter pedestrians. If you are walking or riding a bike, take extra precautions around cars. Wear light-reflective clothing that will make you more visible to cars. Yield the right of way. Cross only when traffic is completely clear.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, the car accident attorneys at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP can help. Our attorneys are experienced and have the resources necessary to fully investigate your claim. Contact our offices today to speak directly to an attorney that can give you the immediate answers you need.