• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: November 2019
Pedestrian Dragged and Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Harris County

Harris County, TX (11/05/2019) –A Harris County man was killed by a hit-and-run driver near a church early Monday morning.

Reports of the incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. near Cypresswood and York Minister Drive. Neighbors say they heard a car crash, then moments later saw a trail of blood about 150 yards long caused by the truck dragging the victim after striking them. 

The suspect has been identified as Esgar Lopez.

He has been charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid. He has yet to confess to striking and killing the pedestrian.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

The suspect in the Toyota Tundra may face devastating charges not only for the hit-and-run, but the manner of how he killed the pedestrian. The family of the pedestrian may have a right to file a wrongful death suit for the harrowing acts that the Tundra driver committed.

It’s important to seek legal counsel following a vehicle collision, especially if it results in dire consequences.

Our hearts and condolences go out to the families. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, it is important to contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call Houston auto accident lawyers Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: Click 2 Houston

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Updated: 11/06/2019

About the Author

Hank Stout is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Hank earned his doctor of jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and has been actively trying personal injury cases for over ten years. He was recognized by Thompson Reuters as a Rising Star from 2012-2014 and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas). He has earned a Superb rating by Avvo, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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