It’s bad enough when you find yourself in an accident. It can be an absolute nightmare for anyone who is a parent to have your child be involved in an accident. That is what happened to one teen who was the victim of a hit and run driver late Monday.
According to the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office, the auto-pedestrian hit and run accident happened at approximately 10:00 p.m. in north Harris County on Treaschwig near Cypresswood.
Deputies responded to the call and found a teenage male had been struck by a vehicle. The driver in the incident had fled the scene.
Authorities say that the teen whose identity has not been released was transported by Life Flight with critical injuries to an area hospital.
The accident is still under investigation and authorities have not released further details.
It’s almost incomprehensible to think that anyone would knowingly hit a person with their vehicle and then drive away without at least trying to find out whether that person is alright and then stay there until help arrives. The law is clear that anyone who hits another vehicle in an accident must stay at the scene until the authorities arrive. They are also required to stay there until they are told they can leave by a law enforcement officer.
Even though the instinct to fight or to flee is a strong one, never be tempted to leave the scene of an accident. The consequences in terms of criminal charges, jail time if you are convicted, heavy fines and the loss of insurance can result.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a hit and run, or any other type of personal injury accident in the Houston area, contact our law offices today. Our attorneys are experienced in personal injury and accident law and can give you sound advice and will stand beside you in the Texas courts.
Our firm will work to make certain that you and your loved ones get the maximum compensation for your injuries. Costs such as medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of income, pain and suffering can add up and quickly overwhelm any family.
Contact us today for a free initial consultation and legal analysis.