• September 07, 2022

Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run on South Loop West in Houston, TX

Houston, TX — September 1, 2022, a 37-year-old man was struck and killed in a reported hit-and-run on the South Loop West in Houston.

Authorities say the incident happened around 1:30 a.m. in the area of 3800 South Loop West (South Interstate Highway 610 West). Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was walking in an eastbound lane when a vehicle, also eastbound, approached and struck him in the roadway. The driver then left the scene without stopping or rendering aid.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Fatal Hit-and-Run on South Loop W in Houston

It's always infuriating to see accidents like this. Someone losing their life is bad enough without the person who took it trying to avoid their responsibilities. Depending on what else investigators learn, it's possible they might not have been in trouble had they just stuck around. Of course, they might also have wanted to hide some other kind of illegal behavior from authorities.

Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run on South Loop West in Houston, TX

Warrants, drugs, drunk driving, expired or suspended licenses--all these and more can drive a person to leave the scene even if they're obligated to stay. Finding the suspect is the only real way to learn whether any of those apply, though, which is why having the community remain vigilant is an important step toward getting information for the authorities. If police release any new details or developments and members of the community come forward with anything they might know, I'm hopeful that the victim's loved ones can get some kind of resolution after their terrible loss.

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