Houston, TX — November 8, 2017, a child was killed and two people were injured after an accident where a vehicle caused an accident then fled the scene.

According to preliminary details released by the Houston Police Department, the incident happened at around 10:40 p.m. at the intersection of the Eastex Freeway service road and Crosstimbers Street.

Reports indicated that a Ford Escape was traveling along Crosstimbers at the time. As it crossed through Eastex, a southbound Chrysler reportedly ran a red light, crashing into the Ford.

As a result of the collision, a child in the Ford sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. Two other occupants were taken to Memorial Hermann with unspecified injuries.

Police say the driver of the Chrysler, described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old, fled the scene of the accident. Police continue to search for him at this time.

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Commentary

I wish I could say it’s shocking to see this sort of behavior, but unfortunately hit-and-runs are an all too common occurrence on our roads. To think that someone could do something so horrible just infuriates me to no end. I know some people read about these accidents and think that there’s no hope of finding the suspect driver–in fact, many such incidents ultimately go unsolved. However, it’s important never to give up hope of getting justice for those affected by this terrible event.

Sometimes by keeping these reports in the public eye, someone who is close to the suspect driver will connect the dots, do the right thing, and come forward with information leading to that person’s location. In fact, sometimes the constant pressure of seeing the reports leads to the suspect turning themselves in. Again, it might not happen, but that’s no reason to give up. there is a family suffering an unimaginable hardship right now, and every effort needs to be made in getting them the closure and the justice they deserve.

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