Roosevelt McClendon Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on Veterans Memorial Drive in Houston

Roosevelt McClendon Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on Veterans Memorial Drive in Houston

Roosevelt McClendon Killed in Houston Car Accident on Veterans Memorial Drive near West Mount Houston Road

Houston, Texas (May 27, 2020) – Two people, including a bicyclist, were killed in a wrong-way crash Monday night in Houston, according to deputies.

The fatal crash happened around 9:00 p.m. May 25, in the 10000 block of Veterans Memorial Drive near West Mount Houston Road. 

Deputies said a Harris County Deputy tried to pull over a driver for speeding, but he refused to stop and sped off southbound on Veterans Memorial.

The suspect, 31-year-old Alexis Saborit, then crossed West Mount Houston Road in his Mercedes Benz and pulled into the northbound lanes heading the wrong way. The deputy followed Saborit southbound in the northbound lanes.

Saborit then struck 63-year-old Jarvis Taylor, who was riding a bicycle in the outside lane. Saborit continued and crashed head-on into a Buick LaCrosse driven by 57-year-old Roosevelt McClendon.

McClendon had to be extricated and was airlifted to the hospital, where he later died.

Taylor was also rushed to a local hospital where he later died.

Saborit showed signs of intoxication and was arrested. He is facing two counts of Felony Murder. He had a warrant out for his arrest for evading deputies outside the jail months ago.

An investigation into the crash is underway.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Roosevelt McClendon.

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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