Giovanna Eguia-Rodriguez died in a hit-and-run in San Antonio, Texas. Law enforcement believes that the incident occurred at around 9 PM at the intersection of Bell Drive and Uhr Lane. The driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe ran through a stop sign and crashed into Eguia-Rodriguez's car. The driver then fled from the scene on foot. Police believe that speed was a factor in the incident and that the driver ran through a stop sign. Eguia-Rodriguez died from the injuries she sustained in the accident.
Josey Scott of Shepherd, Texas was killed in a hit-and-run incident. The college student was jogging near FM 2666 at Red Road when a car hit her from behind. Law enforcement believes that the suspect is a man from Cleveland, Texas. Fortunately, he turned himself over to the police later on that day and charges are expected to be filed.
Authorities believe a drinking and driving incident lead to the death of a young Houston woman. The Houston police arrested a Houston woman Wednesday on a charge of hit and run. The woman that died in the accident, Chelsea Norman, was riding her bike home from work at Whole Foods. Norman's serious injuries caused her to die several days later at a local hospital. This incident most likely opens up a wrongful death case.
After a recent hit-and-run accident in Texas resulted in the death of a 33-year-old man, a woman from Dallas County came forward claiming that her son may have been responsible for the car accident. The victim was struck near U.S. Highway 175 and Masters Drive; his body was discovered on Oct. 27, about a day and a half after he had left his home in East Dallas to take a walk.
A Halloween party turned into a real-life terror for Houston residents recently, as a car plowed into the backyard where the party was, killing one. The driver appeared to violate traffic laws before flying into the backyard. With so many children present at the party, it's fortunate that not more people were hurt in the car accident.
Houston readers of this blog have read a lot to leave them disappointed in certain people's actions. But what they should never have to read about is someone who is sworn to uphold and enforce the law trying to subvert it. But a Houston municipal court judge is now facing felony charges related to a hit-and-run accident.
It seems like all too often in the world today that people are unwilling to take responsibility for their actions, even when they could have done something to prevent the outcome from being more tragic. This is the case for hit-and-run drivers, who are too selfish to stop and render aid or call for help after they hit a pedestrian or another car. Those drivers could be held liable in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Construction zones on the road can be dangerous. Most Houston residents know this. People often have to slow down and change lanes suddenly, which means you need to be on high alert. Adding to the danger is the presence of construction workers. And one worker's family is now left heartbroken after what can only be described as a wrongful death occurred.
When a hit-and-run accident occurs, the first thing a driver should do -- if he or she isn't injured -- is try to get the license plate number of the car that caused the accident. That and a vehicle description are the best pieces of evidence that police can use in tracking down the dangerous driver.