• October 03, 2022

Pedestrian Killed by Vehicle in Hit-and-Run near Louetta Road in Spring, TX

Spring, TX — October 2, 2022, a pedestrian was hit and fatally injured by a vehicle in a hit-and-run on the North Freeway feeder road in the Spring area.

Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. along the feeder road at the east Louetta Road entrance ramp. Preliminary investigation suggests the male victim was walking across the entrance ramp from the feeder road when he was hit by a passing vehicle. The driver allegedly left the scene without stopping.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation continues. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Hit-and-Run near Louetta Rd in Spring

It's tragic and frustrating to learn of yet another hit-and-run on Texas roads. Clearly authorities must do everything they can to locate the driver who left the scene--not only to ensure they face appropriate punishment, but also to learn exactly why they left a man to die in the street. The answer to that, if there is one, could change the nature of the investigation.

For example, many drivers flee from incidents like this because they're intoxicated at the time. I'm not saying that's a guaranteed factor in the Spring accident, but most likely authorities will at least consider the possibility. If evidence later confirms the suspect was intoxicated, that could mean a local alcohol provider is liable for the victim's fatal injuries under Texas dram shop law.

Pedestrian Killed by Vehicle in Hit-and-Run near Louetta Rd in Spring, TX

Again, alcohol may not be an issue here. Hit-and-run drivers flee for other reasons--simple panic, active warrants, no license, and many others. Before questions about the suspect's motives can even be addressed, however, obviously police must find them. I'm sure officers are searching for material evidence, witnesses, surveillance footage from the area, and every possible clue they can get. Whatever information they can find and then relay to the public is one more piece of the puzzle that someone will eventually put together to recognize a suspect. If authorities remain diligent and the community cooperates with any information they have, I'm confident justice can be served.

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