Crosby —Matthew Kimmel Struck and Killed on North Diamondhead Boulevard
Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 2:42 am
The Harris County Sheriff officials are still looking for the runaway drivers who struck and killed a man on North Diamondhead Boulevard near Farm to Market Road (FM) 2100 last February 7.
A preliminary investigation shows that a man was reportedly standing on the northbound lane of FM 2100 when a Mercury Grand Marquis struck him. The vehicle then veered off the roadway and crashed into a ditch. The driver did not render aid to the victim and escaped. A few moments later, the pedestrian was then hit by a pickup truck that fled the scene.
The victim was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was listed in critical condition. However, he was pronounced dead Friday, February 8. Authorities have identified him as Matthew Kimmel.
The hit-and-run suspects were not yet identified as the investigation continues.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the pedestrian, and it is even more unfortunate to realize that he is not the first victim whose life is taken away by a car accident. Vehicular accidents like this happen quite often nowadays. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. This can be translated to roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.
If you are a victim of a bicycle accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, car accident lawyers/personal injury lawyers are more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.