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Victim Identified in Port Arthur Pedestrian Accident

Nick Slovikoski9 months ago

Authorities in Port Arthur are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that left one man dead Tuesday evening.

About the Port Arthur Pedestrian Accident

According to 12 News Now, Cody Comeaux, 30, was fatally injured around 10 pm when a 2013 Dodge Ram driving northbound hit him as he crossed the roadway at the 7900 block of Memorial Blvd.

Comeaux was pronounced dead at Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth Hospital. The driver of the pickup truck is reportedly cooperating.

Additional details of the accident have not been released.

Pedestrian Fatality Statistics

  • California, Texas, and Florida account for approximately one-third of pedestrian deaths each year.
  • The U.S. saw a 15% increase in fatal pedestrian accidents between 2010 and 2012, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Administration.
  • 25% of all pedestrian deaths occurred between 6 and 9 p.m. in 2012.
  • Texas pedestrian fatalities accounted for 14% of all traffic deaths.

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