During the afternoon hours on Saturday, a pedestrian was killed in a hit and run accident. The accident happened in Houston, Texas when a 53-year-old man was attempting to cross the road at the intersection of Federal at Fleming. The driver struck the man and fled from the scene of the accident. Tragically, authorities pronounced the victim dead at the crash site and fortunately, were able to apprehend the driver not long after the accident. The investigation is ongoing and the driver will soon be charged.
The event of a car accident can be frightening and traumatic. The aftermath of the accident is confusing and individuals should be educated on what is required of them if they are involved in a crash. Traffic laws require all drivers to remain at the scene of the accident to provide authorities or exchange information with the other parties involved. If a driver flees the scene, they are committing the crime of a hit and run accident. Thousands of hit and run accidents occur annually and seriously injure and kill victims. If you have been injured in a hit and run accident, obtaining compensation for your damages could be difficult without the representation of a skilled personal injury attorney.
The St. Louis hit and run accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will thoroughly examine all aspects of your accident to identify and locate the driver responsible for your accident. Even if we are unable to determine their identity, we will work tirelessly to achieve the maximum compensation for your damages. To receive a free no-obligation consultation, contact our office today.