Houston – Pedestrian Accident on McHard Road
Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2019 at 6:34 am
A man died from the injuries he sustained from the vehicular accident on McHard Road near Sam Houston Tollway last July 18th.
According to initial reports, the incident happened at around 9:35 p.m. in the 300 block of McHard Road. A man was seen heading south across McHard when a passing vehicle that was traveling along the eastbound lane struck him. The impact of the collision killed the pedestrian who sustained serious injuries. He was only identified as a 72-year-old man.
Meanwhile, the driver of the suspect vehicle was nowhere to be found when Houston responding officers responded to the scene. His identification and whereabouts remain unknown at this time.
No other injuries were reported.
Anyone who has information about the location of the vehicle responsible for the crash should get in contact with the Houston Police Department.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victim. We are hoping and praying for their fast recovery.
Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to the driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.
Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. For instance, driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs dramatically increases your risk of being involved in a crash by roughly 16% and 24%, respectively. While these cases are extremely dangerous, these can be prevented by making the right decisions. So before hitting the road, know that car accidents leave scars and trauma that can be devastating for the victims. For this reason, it is important that you take all the necessary precautions to avoid it.