Katy, Texas (Aug. 29, 2023) – Police are looking for a pickup truck driver after they reportedly struck and killed a bicyclist in Katy Monday night. The cyclist has been identified as 66-year-old Juan Gutierrez.
The incident occurred near the 900 block of South Mason Road at approximately 11:22 p.m.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office officials are seeking information on a Ford pickup truck that they believe struck Gutierrez. The truck failed to pass safely, striking the cyclist. The impact caused Gutierrez to be ejected from his bike, launching him into a nearby grass patch.
Gutierrez was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.
Police are currently checking nearby security footage for information that will lead to finding the responsible driver. The driver did not stop to render aid following the accident, instead fleeing.
The investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Hit-and-run accidents often result in serious injury or can end in tragedy. In the case referenced above, the worst has occurred. Because of someone else’s negligence, an individual is dead.
If the driver is found and proven to be liable for the death, it’s possible that the surviving family could file a wrongful death claim. If that driver did not have car insurance or didn’t have adequate coverage for the damages caused — which often is the case in hit-and-run accidents — you can try to get your money with the help of a trusted lawyer.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the Houston car accident lawyers at Sutliff & Stout can help. Our experienced car accident lawyers represent Texans in civil lawsuits against negligent drivers and will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
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