Woman Hit, Killed by Car on Westheimer in HoustonKiprop Vincent
Woman Killed in Houston Pedestrian Accident on Westheimer near Stoney Brook
Houston, Texas (December 19, 2020) – A woman was fatally hit by a car early Friday morning in West Houston, according to police.
The deadly accident happened around 1:00 a.m., December 18, on Westheimer near Stoney Brook.
Police said the woman was attempting to cross the highway when she was hit by a car.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released.
The female driver pulled into a convenience store and called the police. She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and will be charged with DUI.
The police are investigating the crash.
In Texas, a driver is legally intoxicated after consuming alcohol if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or higher. A driver is also considered intoxicated if they don’t have the normal use of their mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol. Alcohol however is not the only intoxicant, as drivers can become intoxicated by ingesting prescription and illegal drugs such as crack, marijuana, and cocaine.
Regardless of what substance caused the driver’s reaction time to become significantly altered, intoxication by any means can cause terrible accidents and injuries.
Innocent victims harmed by drunk drivers are entitled to compensation for their injuries, including but not limited to medical expenses; lost wages; pain and suffering and mental anguish; physical impairment and disability; and most importantly, punitive damages to deter future conduct. If a death occurred because of a drunk driver, you will want a knowledgeable accident lawyer to bring a wrongful death action against the drunk driver.