Rolando Pretzantin Killed in Hit-and-run Accident in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- November 12, 2022, Rolando Pretzantin was killed after an accident where a vehicle struck him, then fled the scene.
Investigators said that the crash happened at around 6:45 p.m. along Westheimer Road near Fountain View Drive.
Officials explained that 31-year-old Rolando Pretzantin was walking at the time along Westheimer. Police believe that Pretzantin was going across the road when an eastbound vehicle hit Pretzantin. That vehicle then left the scene. Pretzantin was also hit by a Nissan and another vehicle, and the second vehicle also left the scene.
Pretzantin sustained incapacitating injuries as a result of the crash. The Nissan driver does not face charges. Authorities described the first runaway vehicle as a red truck. The other vehicle description is unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Rolando Pretzantin Hit-and-run Accident in Houston
It's so upsetting that not one but two drivers here decided to leave the scene of a serious accident. Do they have no regard for the victim or their loved ones--not to mention the law? Usually, this is a sign those drivers had something specific like warrants or drunk driving they wanted to hide.
Finding that out could lead to unique consequences for those drivers, but that only comes after they're identified. Simply keeping these reports in the public eye as much as possible is a vital step toward achieving that. Someone could come forward after hearing something about a co-worker, neighbor, friend, or family member. Video evidence could also surface in the coming weeks. Whatever happens, there is still hope that this man's loved ones will at least see justice done for their terrible loss.