Teen Killed, Nathaniel Britton Injured in Alleged Hit-and-run Accident in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- February 21, 2023, a teenager was killed and Nathaniel Britton was injured following an accident where a vehicle hit them.
Investigators said that the collision happened in the area of Airport Boulevard and Almeda Road. It appears that a 16-year-old and 18-year-old Nathaniel Britton were on a dirt bike on Airport at the time. While riding, a vehicle hit them, then left the scene.
Due to the collision, the 16-year-old sustained fatal injuries. Britton's injuries were said to be serious. Police say they identified and apprehended the suspect driver. There are official records for charges of Failure to Stop and Render aid. Recent reports as of March 3 now say charges for murder and aggravated assault are pending.
Clearly these are serious allegations, but it doesn't get more serious than family losing their kid. With another young man on top of that being sent to the hospital in serious condition, it's no wonder authorities have been active in ensuring there are consequences for this awful event. One can't help but wonder why the driver fled to begin with. It's usually not simple panic in hit-and-runs. More often, they have something to hide, such as drunk driving or warrants. Maybe that won't prove true here, but I'm surely not alone believing the families involved here deserve answers as much as they deserve to see the person responsible for all of this held accountable.