• October 31, 2022

Franklin Tejada Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on I-45 in Houston, TX

UPDATE (November 2, 2022): Sources have identified the victim of this accident as Franklin Tejada.

Houston, TX -- October 27, 2022, a man was killed following an accident where a motorcycle and a truck crashed, and a driver fled the scene.

Harris County officials said they responded to the area of I-45/North Freeway and North Main Street just before 11:00 p.m. They said a collision somehow occurred with a black Ford F-150 and a red Ducati motorcycle. As a result, the 36-year-old man riding the motorcycle succumbed to fatal injuries. Police say that the woman driving the pickup initially called for help and left the scene, but she then later returned. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Franklin Tejada Hit-and-run in Houston

With a hit-and-run, one must be thorough enough to find out if there are extenuating circumstances to consider. It's not always as simple as someone just panicking or hiding from warrants. There can be complex situations victims and families need to be prepared for.

Franklin Tejada Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on I-45 in Houston, TX

For example, alcohol could lead to holding a negligent establishment accountable if the illegal service of alcohol contributed to the crash. If folks just see fit to let authorities handle everything, those kinds of details can slip through the cracks. That's why getting folks the answers and the help they need usually means independent investigations.

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