• June 21, 2022

Pedestrian Injured by Vehicle in Hit-and-Run on Ley Road in Houston, TX

Houston, TX — April 26, 2022, a pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle in a hit-and-run on Ley Road in northeast Houston.

According to reports the incident happened around 6:35 p.m. on the 7400 block of Ley Road. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was crossing the road's lanes southward when a vehicle, believed to be a grey 2007-2017 Jeep Patriot, struck them and then left the scene without stopping.

The pedestrian suffered serious injuries in the collision and was taken to an area hospital.

Police are still searching for the vehicle and its driver.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Hit-and-Run on Ley Road in Houston

It's always quite frustrating to see another Texas hit-and-run where a driver left someone they hurt behind. I'm relieved that the victim's injuries don't seem to have been fatal, but that certainly doesn't excuse the person who caused them from staying at the scene.

So why did they run? Only finding them could say for certain, but many hit-and-run drivers flee the scene for just a handful of reasons--simple panic, sometimes, but more often to hide something from investigators. Drug possession, suspended or missing licenses, active warrants, and drunk driving are among the most common things they'd prefer to keep to themselves, so they take off. If other illegal activity occurred on top of failing to stop and render aid, that only makes it more critical to find the driver and hold them accountable.

What police are doing now--releasing images of the vehicle and asking the community for any insights on its whereabouts and driver--is often essential to tracking down a hit-and-run driver. If they continue to publish any details and developments, hopefully someone (a friend, relative, coworker, or even a total stranger) will come forward with useful information. It may take some time, but I'm confident that if everyone works together and remains vigilant a bad actor can be found and some answers can be had.

Pedestrian Injured by Vehicle in Hit-and-Run on Ley Road in Houston, TX
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