Bobby Rodriguez Jr. Killed in Hit-and-run Accident on East Freeway in Houston, TX
UPDATE (June 14, 2022): Reports identified the victim killed in the accident as Bobby Rodriguez Jr. The drivers that left the scene remain unidentified. No further information is available at this time.
Houston, TX -- May 5, 2022, one person sustained fatal injuries as the result of an accident where a vehicle hit them, then left the scene.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 10:25 p.m. in the area of the East Freeway and Gellhorn Drive.
Investigators said that a pedestrian was along the eastbound lanes when a vehicle hit them. That vehicle then left the scene. At this time, additional details about the accident are unavailable.
Commentary on Bobby Rodriguez Jr. Hit-and-run Accident in Houston
With situations like this, most everyone would agree that identifying the driver involved is crucial. Not only is leaving the scene of an accident in and of itself a serious mistake, but the reason people leave the scene is often serious, as well. Those drivers are usually hiding something, such as warrants, drugs, or perhaps drunk driving. Getting these answers can be crucial for victims and families in serious need of assistance. By keeping the details in the public eye as much as possible, hopefully someone can come forward and connect the dots for the victim's loved ones.