February 14, 2014 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 7600 block of Kirby Drive about 5 p.m. on Monday (Feb. 10).
The male victim, 68, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on Thursday (Feb 13). His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant P. Kung and Officer C. Tosso reported:
The driver of a beige Ford Expedition was leaving a private driveway at the above address as the victim, a pedestrian, was crossing Kirby, not at a designated crosswalk. The victim failed to yield the right-of-way and was struck by the Expedition. The victim was then taken to the hospital.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.