Austin, TX (April 23, 2019) – On April 17, police and emergency crews responded to the scene of a pedestrian accident in the 5600 block of South Congress Avenue around 12:50 a.m.
According to reports, a tan 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling north on South Congress Avenue in the far right lane, preparing to move into the turn lane to head east on Stassney Lane.
At the same time, 56-year old James Taylor Bourgeois was crossing South Congress from the westbound side. The driver of the truck failed to notice the pedestrian and struck him in the roadway. Bourgeois sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of James Taylor Bourgeois. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents In Texas
Every year, over 17,500 people are seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents across Texas. Sadly, over 3,700 of these victims succumb to injuries incurred from their accidents.
In some cases, victims spend days or week in hospitals before passing away. Families who are left to grieve the loss of their loved ones are often left responsible for medical and funeral expenses. Learning that their loved one died as the result of a reckless driver only makes the situation more difficult to accept.
Texas wrongful death attorneys from the Benton Law Firm are dedicated to helping those harmed get the justice they deserve. For years, our firm has helped numerous victims collect multi-million dollar settlements for their claims. Contact us today at (214) 219-4878 to see how our Texas car accident attorneys can help you.
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