Houston — Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash at 9000 Town Park Drive
Posted on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 12:06 am
At approximately 4:40 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019, a fatal hit-and-run accident occurred at 9000 Town Park Drive in Houston.
According to a witness, the victim was driving a white Mazda 3 heading east at 9000 Town Park Drive when the driver of a silver Toyota, which was parked on the side of the road, suddenly pulled into the roadway directly in front of the Mazda. The driver of the Mazda tried to avoid the Toyota, but it was unsuccessful as he struck the rear of the Toyota and his own vehicle flipped over.
The driver of the Mazda was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is still pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
The driver and the passenger of the Toyota initially got out of their car, but then they immediately got back in and ran away.
It is unfortunate to hear of the passing of the male victim, 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. 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.
Moreover, a particular kind of vehicular accident that is also fairly common is a hit-and-run, and this kind of accident is undeniably dreadful. According to a study done by roadside-assistance giant AAA, 2,049 hit-and-run deaths happened in 2016 — the highest annual total on record — and in the decade that led up to that peak, there were about 682,000 crashes that occurred each year in which the driver fled the scene.
Texas is reported to be the 8th worst state for hit-and-run fatalities, a fact that is terrifying and needs to be changed.
If you are a victim of a vehicular accident, particularly hit-and-run, 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 to help you, but more than that, car accident lawyers, especially those who specialize in hit-and-run accidents, are always willing to help you in protecting your rights and getting you the justice that you deserve.