A teenager is in critical condition after a hit and run accident on Monday night. The accident happened in Harris County, Texas at approximately 10 p.m. According to authorities, the victim was walking on Treaschwig when he was struck by a vehicle near Cypresswood. When emergency crews arrived, they discovered the teen to be in critical condition and he was transported by medical helicopter to the hospital. His current condition is unknown. The driver of the vehicle that struck the teen fled the scene of the accident and authorities are encouraging anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the driver to contact police.
Hit and run accidents happen thousands of times a year and often involve a pedestrian-vehicle collision. This is due to it is easier to flee from the scene of an accident when there isn’t significant damage to the vehicle. Any driver that has been involved in a crash is required by law to remain at the scene of the accident until authorities arrive or to exchange information if the collision is minor. Unfortunately, there are many victims of hit and run accidents and compensation could be difficult to obtain when the identity of the crash is unknown. If you have been injured in a hit and run accident, it is imperative to contact an experienced auto accident attorney to explore your options for recovering compensation for your damages.
The experienced auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fully investigate your accident, determine the identity of the at-fault driver, and fight aggressively to hold that party responsible. In the event that the driver’s identity is not obtained, we will continue to work diligently to recover the maximum compensation available. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a hit and run accident, contact our office today.