Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Westheimer Road in Houston

Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Westheimer Road in Houston

53-Year-Old Woman Killed in Houston Pedestrian Accident on Westheimer Road near 610 West Loop

Houston, Texas (December 22, 2020) – A 53-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run accident Thursday afternoon in Houston, according to police.

The deadly accident happened around 1:00 p.m., December 17, in the 4700 block of Westheimer Road, just east of 610 West Loop (West Interstate Highway 610) service road.

Police said the woman was struck by an unknown vehicle on the roadway.

The vehicle fled the scene after the accident.

A Harris County Precinct 1 deputy constable who was working a nearby extra job spotted the victim lying unresponsive in the roadway and called the paramedics.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released.

The police are investigating the crash. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or 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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