Deandrea Nicole Brown Injured in Alleged Hit-and-run Accident in Harris County, TX; Nathaniel McKinney Charged
Harris County, TX -- August 8, 2022, Deandrea Brown was injured due to an accident which allegedly involved a hit-and-run driver.
Authorities gave few details about the accident itself. They said only that Deandrea Nicole Brown was involved in an accident which resulted in Brown sustained bodily injury. A driver said to be involved in that incident, identified by officials as Nathaniel Gene McKinney, allegedly left the scene. It appears there are charges pending for Failure to Stop and Render Aid. Additional details remain unclear at this time.
Commentary on Deandrea Brown Car Accident in Houston
It's not my place to comment on the allegations mentioned here. Instead I put my focus on possible avenues to get people the help they need. Folks may think that all just happens through the criminal courts, but that's not always true.
I'll give an example. A lot of accidents involving a driver fleeing the scene happen because that driver was drunk on their way home from a bar. Not only can that driver be responsible, but the bar that served them can be liable under dram shop law if they illegally over-served that driver.
I'm not at all saying that happened here, but failing to even consider these possibilities leaves victims and families on their own without the tools they need to get help. That's why it's important to always take these situations seriously and ensure the family is getting all the facts.