Pedestrian Killed in Tyler Accident
A pedestrian was fatally injured in Tyler, Texas Tuesday night when he was struck by a motorist on the Old Jacksonville highway.
About the Pedestrian Accident
Authorities arrived to the scene around 10:40 pm to find Williams unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police determined that Williams was standing in the inside lane of northbound Old Jacksonville when the vehicle struck him. They are uncertain what the pedestrian was doing in that area.
The driver of the vehicle waited at the scene for police to arrive. He was not intoxicated and no charges have been filed. The investigation is ongoing.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,377 traffic related deaths were recorded in Texas in 2013, marking a 1.05 percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
- 55.76 percent of those deaths occurred in rural areas on the state.
- Pedestrian accounted for 485 of the traffic fatalities recorded in 2013.
- 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2013, 89,270 sustained serious injuries.