Pedestrian Near Hospital Killed In Hit And Run Accident
Whenever someone hits another vehicle, pedestrian, or bicyclist with their car and leaves the scene of an accident, it’s considered a hit-and-run crash. Whether it is because the responsible driver is fleeing out of fear or callousness is not always clear. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding an accident, it is never a good idea to leave the scene unless you are given leave to do so by law enforcement. This is especially true if the accident involves any injuries or a fatality.
Such a hit-and-run crash unfolded in downtown Houston on Monday, July 30th. According to a story that appeared on the Chron.com website, a motorist struck and killed a 47-year-old person whom authorities believe was standing in a lane of moving traffic in the 1500 block of Saint Joseph Parkway.
Authorities say that the accident occurred around 12:10 a.m. when the unidentified male victim was struck by a silver Nissan Maxima that was traveling westbound. Investigators with the Houston Police Department say that the accident happened just in front of the Saint Joseph Hospital emergency entrance.
Eyewitnesses to the incident say that the driver of the Nissan got out of his vehicle and inspected it for damage before fleeing the scene.
The victim was treated by Saint Joseph Hospital‘s emergency medical staff. The man later died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash. His identity has not been released by authorities pending notification of next of kin.
Police say that they are still seeking the driver of the Nissan Maxima for questioning in relation to the case.