Harris County, TX (8/31/2020) – A hit-and-run wreck left one driver dead Monday morning in Harris County.
The incident occurred around 5:22 a.m. on W. Sam Houston Parkway North. A man identified as 50-year-old Dagoberto Pablo Monge was behind the wheel of a car when he crashed into the back of a white van. He then drove off without rendering aid.
The driver of the van succumbed to his injuries sustained from the accident.
Monge is now charged with failure to stop and render aid involving death. Monge is currently being held at the Harris County jail. His bond is set at $10,000.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Under Texas law, a hit-and-run accident is referred to as “leaving the scene.” These accidents involve any driver who knowingly hits a vehicle and intentionally drives off, failing to leave his or her contact information, call for help, or render aid.
It is important to have an experienced lawyer handling the case who understands hit-and-run accidents. An attorney can deal with insurance adjusters for you, negotiate settlements, and represent your best interests if a lawsuit is needed.
If you or a loved one were involved in a hit-and-run car accident, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.