Two Injured in Hit-and-run Accident on Eldridge Parkway in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- April 20, 2022, two people were injured due to an accident where a minivan crashed on Eldridge Parkway, then the driver fled the scene.
In their initial reports, Harris County officials say the crash happened near Alief at the intersection of Eldridge Parkway and Bellaire Boulevard.
At around 11:15 p.m., police say that a white minivan somehow crashed into other vehicles at the intersection. Following this, it appears the driver of the minivan fled the scene.
Two people from the other vehicles reportedly had injuries due to the crash. Authorities have not yet identified the suspect driver other than describing them as male. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Hit-and-run Accident on Eldridge Parkway in Houston
Usually when police have the suspect's vehicle (assuming it is their vehicle, of course), it's only a matter of time before they have that person in custody. Perhaps with continued efforts from the community, they can resolve this situation even more quickly. Once that happens, though, there are still important factors to look into. Depending on why the driver left the scene, there can be unique avenues for victims and families to prepare for. For example, drunk driving is a common factor in hit-and-runs, and that can lead to dram shop law if a local bar illegally over-served the driver. Put simply, just punishing a driver is only one part of the puzzle. Steps must also be taken to ensure folks get as much help as they can.