Two Pedestrians Struck in Separate Houston Accidents Police in Houston are investigating two separate cases of individuals being struck while crossing the street on Sunday. The accidents happened within a few hours of each other.
One victim passed away while the other is in critical condition in hospital. Neither victim was using a crosswalk.
The second incident occurred around 6:30 a.m. on the 6100 block of Gessner Road in Chinatown.
Investigators disclosed that the unnamed man was crossing the street when a northbound vehicle hit him. The driver stayed at the scene and officers later allowed the individual to leave.
The person showed no signs of intoxication and no charges have been filed against them.
Earlier, at around 2:45 a.m., police responded to an accident in the Eldridge area.
This crash which also involved a male victim occurred in the 12000 block of Westheimer Road.
Officers said the man was walking across the road from a cemetery when a southbound vehicle hit him. He was not using either of the two crosswalks in the area. The victim died at the scene.
Reports indicate that the female driver was not sure she hit someone, but she pulled over into a parking lot across the street and called 911.
Police said this driver was also not impaired and they were examining the possibility that poor lighting contributed to the crash.
One investigator said most people don’t expect to encounter pedestrians early in the morning and even though the speed limit is 35.