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Woman hit by 2 cars struggles to survive in Texas

When you're walking in the morning hours, it's very important to watch out for drivers. Some people might be driving when they should be at home sleeping off a late night, while others might be starting off on a day of work. Drivers who are negligent, distracted or tired may cause an accident.

That could have been a factor in this case involving a vehicle-versus-pedestrian crash. A woman from west Houston is fighting to stay alive after a pedestrian accident. According to the July 19 news report, the woman was crossing the road on a marked crosswalk at around 5:45 a.m. when she was struck by a red Toyota Tacoma that was heading east on Westheimer. She was then hit a second time by another vehicle.

The driver immediately stopped to help the woman, but the driver of the other car did not, fleeing the scene. The police are still seeking the driver of the second vehicle, as he or she has committed a hit-and-run crime.

At the scene, witnesses believed that the woman had passed away after the crash, but she survived. She needed emergency surgery and was in critical condition at the time of the report.

Crashes like this are typically preventable, especially when drivers pay attention. Crosswalks are supposed to protect individuals using them, but there is nothing between pedestrians and the force of the vehicle's body. If you're hurt in a pedestrian accident like this one, you need to obtain the best medical care and have a right to pursue compensation from the person who hit you.

Source: Chron.com, "Pedestrian fighting for her life after hit-and-run on Westheimer in Memorial area," Margaret Kadifa, July 19, 2017

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