A Houston pastor and his wife were killed in a street racing accident when a 21 year old driver slammed into their car and fled the scene. They were on their way home just after 9 p.m. after visiting a niece who had just had a baby. They were less than five miles from home when their BMW was T-boned. The accident occurred at the intersection of North Sam Houston Parkway and Bammel North Houston.
According to police, a Chevrolet pickup truck was racing a Dodge Challenger on the North Sam Houston Parkway west feeder road shortly after 9 p.m. The truck ran through a red light and hit the pastor and his wife at full speed. The driver abandoned the pickup at the scene and fled on foot. The other vehicle that was racing stopped after the crash and the occupants checked on the victims, and then fled the scene. The man who caused the accident turned himself in, and police are still searching for the others who were racing.
It’s been estimated that about a third of fatal car accidents are caused from excessive speed. There is also a correlation between speeding and alcohol consumption, particularly at night and on the weekends. The highest demographic in fatalities involving speeding are younger drivers, especially men. Men between the ages of 15 and 24 are typically speeding in over 35 percent of all driving fatalities.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a Houston accident involving speeding, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our attorneys are here to help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation. You can learn more about our firm on Twitter..