Man killed in pedestrian accident on Westheimer Rd
Posted on Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at 6:28 pm
HOUSTON, TX – A pedestrian was killed in an accident at a poorly-lit spot on Westheimer Road last night, according to a report by KPRC2.
The accident happened around 9:40 p.m. at the intersection of Westheimer Rd and Old Farm Road.
The male victim was hit while crossing a dimly lit section of Westheimer. He did not use a crosswalk, according to the article.
The victim was declared dead at the site of the crash.
According to the report, authorities believe that the driver was not under the influence.
Houston Police and the office of the Harris County District Attorney are working together to determine if the driver’s speed was a factor in the crash and if the pedestrian was at fault.
The driver has not been charged with a crime at the time of writing.
Sean Teare, Harris County District Attorney, stated in the report that “It’s a two-way street, so to speak. It’s the pedestrian’s responsibility to cross safely, to ensure that cars aren’t coming just like it’s the driver’s responsibility to drive safely, to keep a look out [for pedestrians].”
The crash is still being investigated at this time.
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