You don't pay unless we win!

Driver attempts to leave scene of rollover crash that killed 5-year-old

Posted on Sunday, April 11th, 2021 at 9:45 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – A driver allegedly tried to walk away from a crash on the Southwest Freeway that led to the death of a 5-year-old child early this morning, according to KHOU.

The crash occurred on the Southwest Freeway feeder road and Fountain View at about 3:30 a.m., when the driver of a silver BMW ran a red light.

The BMW collided with a maroon Nissan, and the impact caused the Nissan to overturn.

A 5-year-old child riding in the overturned vehicle was taken to the hospital, where they later succumbed to their injuries.

The driver of the BMW, a man about 25 years old who is thought to have been under the influence, reportedly attempted to walk away from the accident. He was detained by a group of witnesses at the scene until the police arrived.

He was then taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

The driver of the Nissan, the child’s father, was not reported as injured.

The driver is facing charges of intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault in connection with the crash. Hit-and-run charges may also be forthcoming.

People dislike attorneys until they actually need one. Attorney Tom's team of Houston personal injury lawyers is prepared to help you if you've been hurt in an accident. Call (713) 244-6363 or fill out an online contact form and an experienced legal professional will reach out to you.

Note: This site is dedicated to reporting on accidents and injuries. We refer to existing news sources to create our posts. News articles often are updated to reflect new developments. Contact us if you have noticed any false or out of date information in this post so we can update it to be as informative as possible.

Disclaimer: is a local website. We hope that by exposing the frequency of accidental injuries in our community, we can help make the greater Houston area a safer place. It is our hope that exposing the prevalence of preventable injuries will help our friends and neighbors take the necessary measures to avoid such accidents. Information on is not legal advice.


View All Testimonials
Avvo Logo
American Justice Association Logo
khou11 Logo
Houston Buiness Journal Logo