Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident at 14000 Almeda

July 30, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident in the 14000 block of Almeda about 10:15 p.m. on July 4.

The victim, Jose Mendosa, 63, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital.  Doctors pronounced him dead on Sunday (July 29) at Midtown Kindred Hospital.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Divisiont Sergeant A. Francois, I. Izaguirre and Officer E. Morgado reported:

A gold Honda Accord was traveling southbound in the 14000 block of Almeda when the driver struck Mendosa, attempting to cross the street.  After striking the victim, the driver of the Honda fled the scene without stopping.  Several witnesses stopped and attempted to aid Mendosa.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065.

JKS/VHS 7-30-12
Inc. #084794312-R

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