According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, a pedestrian was killed in two separate hit-and-run accidents early Tuesday, March 22, 2022.
The fatal accident occurred at 12:55 a.m. on the Eastex Freeway’s southbound main lanes near Humble.
According to deputies, the pedestrian was struck by a 2016 Honda Civic traveling southbound on the freeway.
Deputies discovered the Civic without a driver at the scene, and officials believe the driver fled before emergency crews arrived.
According to deputies, a second vehicle struck the pedestrian as he lay on the ground.
A second vehicle sped away from the scene as well.
According to HCSO Sgt. Cheek, the pedestrian died at the scene.
According to news reports, deputies aren’t sure why the pedestrian was walking on the freeway in the first place.
The accident remains under investigation.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident Statistics
As the number of people using the roads rises, so does the risk of an accident occurring in the traffic.
According to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), traffic accidents increase during the holidays.
According to HelpAdvisor, Texas is the best state for holiday driving. Many Texans died from impaired or distracted driving between 2015 and 2020.
The number of people killed in hit-and-runs in Texas is the eighth highest in the country. According to the Department of Criminal Justice, hitchhiker deaths in Texas increased by 30% between 2015 and 2016.
A hit-and-run driver is to blame for one out of every five pedestrian accidents in the United States. Most hit-and-run accidents involve pedestrians.
Harris County Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyer for Victims
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The driver who fled the scene must make restitution to the victims and their families. Arash Law Texas is your best choice when it comes to compensation.
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