Houston, TX (January 25, 2021) — Around 1:30 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, January 23, a man traveling on foot in the outbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway lost his life when he was struck by a car. The driver then took off from the crash scene.
Sources indicate that the victim may have been struck by several vehicles on the freeway near Kirby Drive. Paramedics, police, and fire crews were observed at the scene shortly after the wreck took place.
The contributing factors of the crash remain unclear at this time. Authorities in Houston are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to come forward.
The victim’s identity has not currently been released. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
An investigation into the details of the collision will be carried out by local police.
Houston Hit & Runs
According to information provided by the Houston Public Media, Texas is ranked at number eight on the list for the states with the most hit-and-run crashes that take place each year. In 2016, over 2,000 hit-and-runs occurred in the Lone Star State, a record high number since 2009. Hit-and-run fatalities have increased in the United States by about 7.2% each year since 2009.
Another report found that approximately 65 percent of those who lose their lives in fatal hit-and-run crashes are either pedestrians or bicyclists. This is partially due to the fact that pedestrians and bicyclists are basically unprotected from other vehicles on the roadway, making them the most vulnerable travelers at any given time. In the event that you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash in Houston, contact a Houston wrongful death attorney at your earliest convenience in order to be informed of your legal right toward financial compensation for your loss.
If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their life in a Houston injury crash, contacting a Houston car accident attorney is in your best interest. A personal injury lawyer in Houston will be able to inform you of your existing legal rights toward financial compensation in the event that the driver who caused your crash acted negligently, which ultimately led to your injuries.
Your injuries could force you out of work for a prolonged time period, thus forcing you to lose wages and potentially become financially burdened by the entire arduous process. Allow an attorney from Williams Hart & Boundas in Houston to help you through this difficult time by informing you of your right toward financial compensation depending on the circumstances of your crash. If you believe it was caused by another person’s negligence, you may qualify for financial compensation to cover things like medical bills, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
Contact our law office today at 713-999-6945 in order to be connected with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Houston.
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