Crash Kills Power to Nearly 50 Homes
Two people are at large after plowing their pickup truck into a northwest Harris County backyard. According to sheriff’s deputies, a Ford pickup truck hit a street light and then flipped through a fence and into a backyard on Copper Grove Boulevard near Heatherbank Drive at approximately 1:30 a.m. The truck then hit a utility pole which knocked out power to nearly 50 area residences. A CenterPoint Energy crew arrived at the scene and was able to restore power to most of the homes around 6 a.m. The accident remains under investigation. Witnesses to the incident report seeing two people running away from the scene of the crash. They may have been injured in the crash as well. Fleeing the scene of an accident can be very serious if there are there any injuries or serious property damage involved. These two will be in very serious trouble when they are finally caught. If a driver leaves the scene of an accident, in the state of Texas, and especially if the accident ends involves any sort of serious injury, property damage, or death, it is considered a third degree felony. If convicted, this charge is punishable up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $5,000 plus damages, or all of the above. An offender may also face other costs imposed by the court such as community service, probation and restitution orders. If your property has been damaged, give our offices a call. Our attorneys have years of experience in recovering restitution for damages resulting from the accidents involving drunk drivers. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, we can also help you sort through your insurance concerns. Our attorneys have years of experience in the Texas Courts. Our lawyers will take the time and discuss with you at length the details of your case. Your initial consultation confidential and is free and without any obligation.