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Police Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver on East Freeway

Police are still on the hunt for a reckless driver who sideswiped a pickup in a fatal hit-and-run wreck in early August.

According to a story that appeared on the Chron.com website, the victim in a fatal crash that happened on August 3rd. had been driving southbound in the 3200 block of East Freeway when their vehicle was struck the right side of their Toyota Tacoma by the suspect’s vehicle.

The force of impact sent the victim’s pickup truck into a highway divider and causing the crash. The accident is reported to have occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m… Emergency crews rushed the victim to the hospital to the hospital with serious injuries. The victim later died as a result of the injuries that he sustained in the crash.

The suspect who caused the fatal wreck fled the scene of the accident. Investigators believe that it may be likely that there were witnesses to the fatal crash who may be able to provide clues and are offering a reward for any information that will lead to an arrest in the case.

It’s just a matter of time before the person who is responsible for the death of this person is caught and brought to justice. Recently, the Texas State Senate unanimously approved legislation that would make stiffer penalties for those found guilty of hit-an-run accidents.  

The law also places a failure to stop and render aid in an accident where someone is seriously hurt or worse as being just as serious as that of intoxication manslaughter if they are found guilty. In addition to these serious charges that will almost certainly result in jail time and the loss of their license, the guilty party will facing a civil lawsuit filed by surviving family members. The court and juries will almost always side with the family in such a case even though no amount of money will ever take the place of their loved one.

If you live in the greater Houston area and if you or a loved one has been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, you have our deepest condolences. During such times is when accident victims need an attorney to work on their side.  Our law offices are committed to being there for accident victims and their families. Contact us today at the number on your screen or use the contact form here on our website. Your initial consultation comes with no cost or obligation to you.

 

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