Women Hits Man In Wheelchair And Good Samaritan With Car, Flees The Scene
The law is clear. If someone ever gets into an accident, particularly those which involve serious injury or death, they are required to stay at the scene of the accident until law enforcement officers permit them to leave. Anyone involved in an accident in the state of Texas is also required to render aid to the injured if possible. Helping others after an accident is not only the decent thing to do; failure to follow this law can lead to serious consequences.
In such a case, Houston Police recently arrested a 20-year-old woman in connection to a fatal crash which killed a wheelchair-bound man who was crossing the street and a Good Samaritan that stopped to help and then left the scene.
The NY Daily News reports that Jada Mimms, 20, appeared before the Court this week to face two counts of failure to stop and render aid. The incident happened on March 30th when Jesus Perez, 64, and Lesha Adams, 55, were crossing the intersection of Shepherd Drive at West 10th Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. when they were hit by Mimms who was driving her blue Chevy Cruz.
Both Perez and Adams were taken to Ben Taub Hospital for treatment. The two later died as a result of injuries they sustained in the crash.
In the initial crash, eyewitnesses said that Mimms got out of her vehicle to look at the damage to her car and then left the scene of the crash. In an affidavit, Mimms claimed to have pulled into a nearby parking lot, but witnesses say she left the scene.
It was Mimms’ grandfather that convinced her to go back and own up to what she had done. She reportedly returned to the scene of the fatal accident 30 minutes later.
Sean Terre, a prosecutor for Harris County District Attorney’s Office, said that investigators are waiting on speed and accident reconstruction before deciding whether or not to pursue further charges against Mimms which may include negligent homicide