Houston, TX (11/25/2019) – A female pedestrian was killed early Friday after a fatal hit-and-run accident in Houston.
According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the woman’s body was found in the 8400 block of Texas Highway 6.
Investigators claim the woman was standing near or crossing the street at the time of the incident.
Gonzalez says the driver and vehicle that killed the woman was nowhere to be found.
Investigators are searching for the hit-and-run driver.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
According to Tex. Transp. Code Ann. § 550.021, immediately after an accident involving injury or death, every individual is required to:
- Stop their vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close to the scene as possible;
- Determine whether a person is involved in the accident and if they require aid;
- Return to the scene of the accident if the vehicle is not stopped at the scene of the accident; and
- Remain at the scene of the accident until specific requirements have been met.
The driver failed to follow and in doing so, they face consequences such as fines, jail or prison, and a criminal record. Because of this, the family of the pedestrian that died in the hit-and-run accident is encouraged to seek legal assistance to handle matters of wrongful death in a hit-and-run accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian or hit-and-run accident, the Houston pedestrian accident lawyers at Sutliff & Stout can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys represent Texans in civil lawsuits against negligent drivers, and will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. For a no-cost consultation with a Houston pedestrian accident lawyer, contact us today.
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