Darlene Marquez Winkler Injured in Hit-and-run Accident in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- October 8, 2022, Darlene Marquez Winkler sustained injuries due to an accident involving a pickup which fled the scene.
Authorities continue their investigations into the incident, which they say happened at around 11:15 p.m. that night in the area of Highway 288 and Almeda Genoa.
It appears that 52-year-old Darlene Marquez Winkler was in an SUV traveling southbound along the highway. Somehow, a pickup struck the SUV, causing it to overturn. That pickup then left the scene.
Authorities said that Winkler had serious injuries due to the crash while three others had non-life-threatening injuries. Police say they're looking for an older model, white or silver Ford F-250 with heavy-duty tires and a spotlight on the tailgate. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Darlene Marquez Winkler Hit-and-run Accident in Houston
As common as pickups like this may be, the few distinguishing details may be enough for someone to connect the dots and come forward to help these folks. Usually, hit-and-runs find their resolution because someone close to the suspect or some vigilant member of the community goes to the authorities with information identifying the suspect. Once that happens, steps can be taken to find out why they ran, what consequences that warrants, and what potential avenues there may be to get people the help they deserve.