1 Killed in Hit-and-Run on Beltway 8 in Houston

1 Killed in Hit-and-Run on Beltway 8 in Houston

One Killed in Houston Hit-and-Run on Beltway 8 near Clay Road

Houston, Texas (February 13, 2022) – One person was killed early Sunday morning in a hit-and-run crash in Houston, according to the authorities.

The fatal crash happened around 2:30 a.m., February 13, on the West Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) near Clay Road.

Authorities said a car rear-ended another vehicle, and both vehicles pulled over to the side of the freeway. One of the drivers got out of his vehicle to look at the damage and was struck by a third vehicle, which was driving erratically.

That driver was killed in the crash. His wife witnessed the fatal crash from inside of the car.

The driver of the third vehicle fled the scene and was found at a gas station about three miles away by a wrecker driver.

No other injuries were reported in the crash.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

There are many different reasons why automobile, 18-wheeler, and motorcycle accidents occur, including driver negligence, driver inattention, texting and driving, speeding, fatigue, failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign or private drive, running a red light, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While the factors listed above are the main causes of most accidents, there may also be other factors involved, which is why it’s important that an investigation be conducted before evidence disappears, especially in cases involving a fatality.  At Joel A. Gordon & Associates we will act quickly to secure accident scene photos, interview witnesses, obtain police records, and secure other valuable evidence needed to win your case.  Call now for a free consultation

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1. In some cases it may be very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including but not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before its disappears.
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3. Under Texas law, wrongful death actions can be brought by a spouse (husband or wife), child (son or daughter), or parent (mother or father). A claim can also be brought on behalf of the deceased estate. the statute of limitations in Texas for wrongful death is two years from the date of the incident.