Teen Killed in Hit-and-run Accident on South Gessner in Houston, TX
UPDATE (December 19, 2022): Authorities say that the driver that left the scene was Angel David Espinoza Martinez. There is currently a charge pending for failure to stop and render aid. Additional details about the accident remain unavailable.
Houston, TX -- November 20, 2022, a teenager was killed as the result of an accident where a vehicle crashed, and police say the driver fled.
Investigators said that the crash happened at around 4:45 a.m. off the corner of South Gessner Road and Beechnut Street.
Officials said that a Nissan Altima traveling southbound along Gessner somehow lost control and crashed into a power pole. A 17-year-old passenger was thrown from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries as a result. Police believe the driver of the vehicle fled the scene. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Teen Killed Hit-and-run Accident on South Gessner in Houston
More recent reports appear to show authorities holding someone accountable for allegedly contributing to and leaving the scene of this tragic event. If nothing else, that can ensure that person has their time in the criminal courts answering for their role in all of this. In my experience, though, there can often be important factors going overlooked as authorities put all of their focus on someone they allege to be a criminal. It's important steps are taken to consider other possible contributing factors so the victim's loved ones know they're getting the full story. Are those steps happening here?