Houston, TX (5/1/2020) – A Houston police officer was hit by a car in downtown Houston after a driver ran a red light.
It happened around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Lamar and San Jacinto. The police officer was on a motorcycle when the driver admitted to running the red light.
The officer suffered injuries to his shoulders. He is expected to recover.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Running a red light at a traffic stop is a violation of Texas roadway laws, and a clear indication of negligence.
If someone commits an act of negligence, and it results in a death, the family may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. For the situation above, the family of the woman that died has a right to file a wrongful death claim against the red light runner.
If you need to discuss a fatal accident case with a personal injury lawyer from Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm feel free to give us a call at (713) 405-1263 or contact us online to discuss your injury or wrongful death claim.
Source: ABC 13