Man Killed by Hit-and-Run after Helping Crash Victim

Houston, TX (12/5/2020) – A man was fatally killed in a hit-and-run accident after trying to help another driver after a crash in Houston late Saturday. 

The accident happened in southwest Houston around 10:15 p.m. when an SUV turning on Almeda Road near Mowery was struck by a Hyundai Veloster going at high speeds. The Veloster caught fire and the SUV driver went to help the driver. As the SUV driver was outside his vehicle, a Ford F-150 came by and struck the SUV driver. He was dragged 30 feet by the Ford.

The SUV driver was killed at the scene.

The Veloster driver was taken to the hospital. 

Police are searching for the Ford truck 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.

Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers, Sutliff & Stout

Auto-pedestrian accidents are a common fatality on Texas roads. There are many ways someone may be negligent in auto-pedestrian accidents, including distracted driving, failing to yield the right-of-way, and disobeying traffic laws. In most cases, it is clear that the driver usually remains at fault in auto-pedestrian accidents due to the factors listed prior.

For the case above, it remains to be seen as to why the Ford would strike someone then flee the scene. What remains, however, is the heartbreaking manner in which the SUV driver was killed. Because of the driver’s horrific wrongful death, the family of the man is entitled to file a wrongful death suit against the truck driver.

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 car accident, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: KHOU

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