• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: October 2022

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.

Houston Police Department Accident Reports

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.

Source: KPRC

About the Author

Graham Sutliff is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Among other awards and certifications, he is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer for the past decade. In 2019 alone, Graham recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients who were injured by others. To learn more about Graham, click here.

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