DUI Driver Kills Pedestrian in Houston Hit-and-Run Accident

DUI Driver Kills Pedestrian in Houston Hit-and-Run Accident

A driver hit and killed a pedestrian in a Houston hit-and-run accident on Monday, October 26. The driver was later apprehended by the authorities and found to be under the influence of alcohol.

According to the details shared by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at Westheimer and Fountain View. Eyewitness accounts confirmed that the suspect was driving through the intersection in the 5800 block of the Westheimer road. The driver was apparently trying to beat a red light. It was then that he hit a pedestrian who was crossing the road in a marked crosswalk.

The sheer impact of the collision caused the pedestrian to be tossed nearly a hundred feet in the air according to eyewitnesses. The driver didn’t stop and instead fled the scene. The pedestrian succumbed to the injuries and died. However, a second driver who had witnessed the collision stopped a patrol vehicle passing by and informed the patrol officers about the fleeing driver.

The officers were able to locate and apprehend the suspect driver merely a mile from the accident scene. At the time of the arrest, the suspect showed clear signs of intoxication as per the District Attorney’s Office. Upon arrest, the driver claimed that he felt he had hit something but didn’t know what he had hit.

DA’s Office representatives shared that it is believed the suspect was driving twice the speed limit at the time of the collision. Based on the evidence and eyewitness accounts available so far, the suspect has been charged with failure to stop and render aid. Test results confirming the driver’s blood contents are still pending. However, it is likely that if the tests indicate the presence of alcohol above the legal limit or any other drugs, the suspect may further be charged with intoxication manslaughter.

If you’re involved in a wreck, contact our Beaumont car accident attorneys right away.

Source: https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/crime/pedestrian-killed-suspected-intoxication-galleria-westhiemer-houston/285-ca0916b4-9d87-42ec-bc0d-9bd0255cd61b

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