• July 06, 2022

Ethel Killingworth Injured in Alleged Hit-and-Run in Harris County, TX

Harris County, TX — June 28, 2022, Ethel Killingworth was struck and injured by an alleged hit-and-run driver in Harris County.

Sources released few specifics about the accident. All they say at this time is that driver Eduardo Duque-Carreon allegedly failed to stop at the scene or contact emergency services after being involved in an accident which caused bodily injury to Ethel Killingworth. Duque-Carreon was later apprehended and charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Ethel Killingworth Hit-and-Run in Harris County

A common mistake I see after these incidents is thinking reports already say everything there is to know. The suspect allegedly fled the scene after hurting the victim and he now faces charges after being caught, so what else is there?

For starters, there's the lingering question of why he took off. Depending on what investigators learn about that, there may certain ways to help the victim recover from her injuries.

Ethel Killingworth Injured in Alleged Hit-and-Run in Harris County, TX

For example, if the hit-and-run driver fled because he was intoxicated after being over-served at a bar, it could mean that business is partly liable for the victim's injuries under dram shop law. In that case it might have a legal duty to help her get back on her feet.

It's unclear if the hit-and-run driver was impaired, let alone whether a bar over-served him. However, did the authorities even look into it? Little as I like saying it, probably not. If alcohol is suspected to be a factor here, independent investigations may be necessary to ensure justice is done and the victim gets the help she deserves.

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