A tragic accident occurred in northwest Harris County involving two children and a hit and run driver. A two year old and a five year old walked into the street from Doss Park near Fallbrook and Butte Canyon in order to retrieve a ball that had gone over a fence.
A driver hit the five year old and two year old and kept going. The driver was in a dark colored SUV or pickup, and it appears that the driver tried to slow down before the accident. The five year old died at the scene. The two year old was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital in serious condition. Police are still searching for the driver involved.
Although it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident, it happens every day. Texas law is clear that no driver involved in an accident should leave when an injury occurs. Pedestrians and bicyclists are particularly vulnerable in hit and run accidents, as occurred in this case. Even if the driver is never found, pedestrians and bicyclists can often pursue a case for financial compensation through their own automobile insurance if they have uninsured motorist coverage. This coverage can pay for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and even pain and suffering.
Victims of hit and run accidents need the help of an experienced attorney that can help them get the best settlement possible from their insurance company. In many cases, the insurance company will only offer the bare minimum and often will offer a quick settlement. Having an experience attorney on your side can make a huge difference.
Call the Houston hit and run accident attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707 if you have been involved in a hit and run accident. We may be able to help. You can also visit our YouTube channel to learn more about our firm.