Houston, TX (Oct. 24, 2022) – An 18-year-old woman was struck by a hit-and-run driver behind Benjamin Davis High School.
Deputies with Harris County Precinct 4 said although the driver fled the scene, a possible suspect was detained near the Spears/Watson Crossing.
The 18-year-old was initially being treated for her injuries on the scene, but was taken by EMS services for life-threatening injuries after being evaluated by first responders.
Police are still investigating the incident at this time.
Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers
An investigation of this accident will prove essential due to the fact that a vehicle struck a pedestrian and then fled the scene. The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident may be liable for any damages brought forth upon the pedestrian.
Committing a hit-and-run is a serious criminal charge in Texas, particularly when a person leaves the scene of an accident that involves a serious injury, death, or significant property damage. Regardless if there is property or bodily injury involved, it is the duty of all Texas drivers to stop to give information or stop to render aid when they are involved in an accident. Penalties for leaving the scene of an accident range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the damage or injury the driver causes.
If you or a loved one were involved in a pedestrian accident in Houston or the surrounding areas, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Sutliff & Stout can help. For a complimentary consultation about your case, contact us today. We are dedicated to providing our clients with zealous representation that yields results.