• July 17, 2017

Brownsville, TX: Two-Year-Old Killed, Woman Hurt in Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accident at 5200 Padre Island Highway

Brownsville, TX -- A collision between a passenger vehicle and two pedestrians claimed the life of a two-year-old boy and injured left his 29-year-old mother with injuries.

The incident happened near 5200 Padre Island Highway in Brownsville, Texas. According to officials, the victims were walking along the area when they were struck by a vehicle driven by Gustavo Munoz. The two-year-old boy was killed in the collision. His mother was left hospitalized, where she was last listed in critical condition.

An updated report claims Mr. Munoz has since been charged with criminal negligent homicide and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury.

The official investigation into the incident is currently underway.

More information is expected as the investigation concludes.

map of the area

Commentary

Considering the loss of life, this incident deserves far greater scrutiny than a preliminary media report. Were the victims in a crosswalk? Was there an available sidewalk for pedestrians? Where were the victims in relation to the lane of travel? The answers to these questions will be important, legally speaking. Of far greater importance, however, is trying to find the answers the victims and their families deserve.

--Grossman Law Offices

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