A man has been killed in an accident and the driver fled the scene. Texas law enforcement personnel are currently searching for the driver accused of hitting this pedestrian. The accident occurred on March 31 close in northwest Harris County. The man who was killed in an accident was 48 years old.
Authorities say the pedestrian was walking along the right edge of a road when the SUV, traveling in the same direction, struck him. Witnesses saw the SUV leaving and turning onto a different road. The man died at the scene.
One of the witnesses attempted to assist the fatally injured man. He heard the impact of the accident and ran over to help him. After checking his pulse, he realized the man had died.
The impact of the crash caused portions of the man's SUV to fall off and were said to be part of the crash scene. They may provide important clues as authorities seek to locate and apprehend the hit-and-run driver. They are looking for a metallic green or silver Ford SUV that apparently sustained front-end damage.
A wrongful death suit may be appropriate in this case, and the man's family may have the basis to file a legal claim seeking monetary damages against any negligent party who caused their loved one to be killed in an accident. While there have been no charges and the driver has not yet been apprehended, he or she may be liable for their actions if it is determined that they negligently or intentional caused the man's death in this seemingly senseless Texas accident. While a successful claim will not diminish the tragic circumstances, it may result in holding negligent parties fully accountable for their actions.