Pedestrian Hit, Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

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Houston, TX (1/13/2020) – A pedestrian was hit and another was injured after a hit-and-run crash occurred while changing their tire on an Eastex Freeway feeder road early Sunday morning.

The accident occurred around 3 a.m. near Gaston Street in the 11500 block of Eastex Freeway when two pedestrians were hit by an SUV while they were changing their vehicle’s tire.

A male pedestrian identified as Zachary Johnson, 38, was killed at the scene.

A female pedestrian was injured and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries.

The driver of the SUV suffered no major injuries. She failed to stop and render aid, according to officials.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys, Sutliff & Stout

Unfortunately, pedestrians are at a disadvantage when it comes to personal safety on the streets of Housto identified as Zachary Johnson, 38 n. Motorists frequently fail to see pedestrians on or alongside busy roads, and it only takes a second for a serious accident to occur.

Pedestrian accidents are most likely to occur when:

  • Carless drivers ignore the presence of pedestrians in pedestrian-friendly areas such as parking lots or school zones;
  • Pedestrians cross the street without the aid of a signal or crosswalk;
  • Motorists fail to turn on their headlights at night; and
  • Drivers fail to yield the right-of-way at intersections.

If you or a loved one was involved in a pedestrian accident in Houston or the surrounding areas, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Sutliff & Stout can help. For a complimentary consultation about your case, contact us today. We are dedicated to providing our clients with zealous representation that yields results.

Source: Click 2 Houston  

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