• July 21, 2022

Teen Running from Dog Killed in Hit-and-Run on Alief Clodine Rd in Houston, TX

Houston, TX — July 19, 2022, a 16-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run while running from a dog on Alief Clodine Road in west Houston.

According to reports the incident happened around 10:45 p.m. on the 14100 block of Alief Clodine. Preliminary investigation suggests the teen was running away from a dog pursuing him when he was hit by a pickup truck in the roadway. The driver left the scene without stopping, fleeing eastward along Alief Clodine.

The victim suffered fatal injuries in the accident. Police are searching for the hit-and-run vehicle, believed to be a white 2007-2014 Chevrolet Silverado.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Hit-and-Run on Alief Clodine Rd in Houston

Hit-and-run crashes are always frustrating to read about, but rarely more so than when a young life is tragically ended by one. Stopping and helping after causing devastating damage seems like the least anyone could do, and the idea that someone would abandon a victim this way makes me see red. I always find myself asking the same question I assume most folks do: "Why on earth did they run?"

Some may think the suspect just panicked, and that may be the case. However, when they find hit-and-run drivers investigators often learn they took off because they had something to hide like warrants, drugs, or drunk driving.

Teen Running from Dog Killed in Hit-and-Run on Alief Clodine Rd in Houston, TX

In fact, while I'm not making accusations these accidents have few causes more common than intoxication. I have a feeling police will at least look into it, and in doing so they might learn that a local business over-served the runaway driver and is liable for the victim's tragic death. Less-obvious issues like that are why it's important not to simply catch and charge the runaway driver but also to learn the full context of the incident.

Speaking of context, it seems the victim might have run into the street while fleeing from a dog. It's not clear why, but if the animal belongs to someone in the area who lets it run loose and terrorize kids that person may also deserve some accountability for this terrible incident.

Before any of that can really be considered, though, the main priority is finding the runaway driver. That will require keeping these reports in the public eye and the community helping authorities however they can. It may take a little time but I remain hopeful someone will do what's right. I've seen plenty of incidents where a suspect's friends, coworkers, and even their families helped get justice for victims and their loved ones. After the driver is caught and the details of this incident are clearer, further action beyond that--if any--can be determined.

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