December 17, 2013 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 10500 Hempstead Highway about 6:30 a.m. today.
The male victim, 60, a pedestrian, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Francois and Senior Police Officer O. Lewis reported:
According to witnesses, three persons who had gotten off a METRO bus were standing on the shoulder of the road and attempted to cross Hempstead Highway. The driver of a black Chevrolet Malibu traveling on Hempstead saw two of the pedestrians cross in front of her. When she looked back at the roadway, she saw the third pedestrian suddenly in front of her vehicle. Having no opportunity to stop, the Malibu struck the pedestrian. A second vehicle of unknown make or model struck the victim in the roadway, but did not stop. The driver of the Malibu remained at the scene and attempted to provide medical assistance to the victim. HFD paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the accident. The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information on the second vehicle involved in the accident is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.