1 Fatality in Southeast Houston Hit-and-Run Accident

by EmilyGray on October 19, 2011

Despite repeated press and entreaties from Houston car accident lawyers, suspects continue to try to flee from the police when they have committed a crime. As Houston car accident attorneys have warned, suspects on the run very rarely escape police investigation. Even if it takes a couple of days for the HPD to track them down, they are usually found.

A driver responsible for a fatal hit-and-run accident in Southeast Houston late last night fled from the scene of the crime, escaped on foot, and is currently still at large.

The fatal accident took place at about 11 p.m. Tuesday night. The Houston Police department received a call about a suspicious vehicle parked in the 3900 block of Hamilton. When officers arrived to investigate, the saw two men sitting inside a gray Buick LeSabre.

The officers told the occupants of the car repeatedly to exit the vehicle. The passenger finally got out of the car, but the driver then sped off. The officers took the one suspect into custody and radioed for backup to pursue the fleeing driver. The officers at the scene did not go after the fleeing man.

The runaway Buick LeSabre ran a red light near the intersection of Dowling at Cleburne, and crashed into a Nissan Altima carrying a driver and two passengers. An officer witnessed the approach of the Buick LeSabre, but was unable to stop him before he crashed into the Altima.

A female passenger in the back seat of the Altima was killed at the scene of the accident. The driver and front passenger were taken to the nearby Ben Taub hospital and reported to be in stable condition. The identity of the slain woman has not been released, and is pending verification by the Harris County Institute for Forensic Sciences.

The LeSabre driver is still at large. He was apparently either uninjured or minimally injured, because he fled from his wrecked vehicle and escaped on foot before officers arrived and were able to apprehend him. If you have information about the suspect that may contribute to the police investigation, contact HPD Hit-and Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident or thinks that you may have grounds for a wrongful death case, call Houston car accident attorney Joe Stephens today at 713.224.0000 for a free consultation. Joe Stephens is a nationally recognized Houston injury lawyer with over 26 years of experience serving the Houston and South Texas communities, and has tried over 100 jury cases. Call today, or fill out an online contact form and a member of The Stephens Law Firm staff will contact you within 24 hours to schedule your free consultation. Get in touch with Joe Stephens today to get the advice and help that you need.

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