Three individuals lost their lives in three unrelated hit-and-run accidents that took place across Houston on the night of Sunday, March 15. Of these, one accident took place in Beechnut, another in Westheimer and the third incident took place in 1960.
The earliest of three accidents took place at about 9:45 p.m. on Sunday night. A driver was riding westbound on the Westheimer Road when he collided with a woman who was headed northbound on the West Houston Center. The woman sustained critical injuries in the crash. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver initially called 911 but then later fled the scene. However, he later returned to the scene of accident. Police are still considering if any charges need to be filed in this case.
The second accident took place at around 10 p.m. It involved the collision of a Chevy truck with a man crossing the road while pushing a bicycle. The victim got stuck under the truck and was dragged with it for some distance. He was pronounced dead at the site of the accident. The truck driver fled the scene of the crash but was spotted by a police officer at brief distance who then apprehended the truck driver. The driver appeared intoxicated and is being charged with DWI with a child passenger as well as fleeing the scene of a fatal accident.
The third incident took place at around 10:15 p.m. In this incident, a woman was crossing the Beechnut Street in southwest Houston when she was hit by a vehicle. The vehicle was identified as a gray Toyota Camry based on witness accounts, although the police are yet to confirm the vehicle. The woman who was hit died at the scene of the accident. The driver fled the scene and is yet to be apprehended by the authorities.
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