Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on I-45 in Houston

Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on I-45 in Houston

Man Killed in Houston Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 45

Houston, Texas (April 30, 2021) – According to the deputies, a man was killed in a hit-and-run crash early Friday morning in Houston.

The deadly accident happened around 2:00 a.m., in the northbound lanes of Interstate 45, just north of Beltway 8.

Deputies said a vehicle was stalled in the main lanes of the highway when it was sideswiped by a GMC SUV. 

The SUV driver stopped his car and attempted to cross the frontage road but was struck by an unknown blue vehicle.

The driver of the blue vehicle fled the scene.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

Just after the first crash, a northbound truck lost control as it tried to avoid the debris and hit a barrier wall. No injuries were reported in this accident.

An investigation is underway. Anyone with any information about the blue vehicle is asked to call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Who May Make a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

A wrongful death claim for a family member may be brought by spouses, children, or parents. The State of Texas also allows the estate of the deceased to bring a survival action to recover for past medical expenses and conscious pain and suffering, as well as other non-economic damages which the deceased may have suffered before death. Texas does not permit brothers, sisters, cousins, or grandparents to assert any claims for the death of a family member.

Wrongful death claims require an attorney who understands the complexity of the damages caused by a significant loss. The lawyer representing the client has the responsibility to hire the necessary experts to help prove the case. 

If you have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, contact our law firm today to talk to an attorney who will help you in your case.

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The information for this article was obtained from public media and is for informational purposes. We understand this is a difficult time for the family of those affected by a tragic accident, and we offer our sincere condolences. While the idea of hiring a law firm may not feel appropriate at this time, as a public service we like to advise family of the following:
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.
2. In Texas it is illegal for anyone to contact the family by telephone or in-person to convince the family to hire a law firm or attorney unless the family contacted the law firm or attornay first.
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.