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Fort Worth Man Dies in Pedestrian Accident

Jonathan Hernandez11 months ago

An elderly Fort Worth man was killed after he was hit by a vehicle on the city’s far North side.

Details about the Pedestrian Accident in Fort Worth

The Star-Telegram has reported that 70-year-old Rexton Martin was killed by a car on Monday in the far North part of the city.

Rexton Martin is originally from Fort Worth and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident a 11:13 a.m. near the intersection of Beach Street and Gila Bend Lane, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

Sergeant Steven Enright said that the car that hit Martin was a four-door Chevrolet Impala that was headed south on Beach and turned left onto Gila Bend when it hit Martin who was walking across the street.

According to the medical examiner, Martin lived on Fox Chase Drive which is just about a mile or so away from where the accident happened.

The driver of the Impala stayed at the scene of the accident until police arrived, but later left in a vehicle being driven by someone else.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

According to the Texas Tribune:

  • Texas ranked as the 10th most dangerous state in the United States for walking commuters.
  • Although the number of traffic fatalities has decreased in the United States, the number of pedestrian fatalities has grown.
  • Using numbers from the National Weather Service – the number of pedestrian deaths in the United States in the past decade is 47,000 – 16 times higher than the number of people who have died in natural disasters.

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