Authorities are investigating pedestrian accident in Houston that left one person dead on Loop 610.
Details about the Houston Pedestrian Accident
According to KRTK News Houston, a 55-year-old man was struck by a vehicle at around 6:30 a.m. Friday morning.
Police say an unidentified driver struck the man on 610 South Loop West near Stella Link causing a large backup as people made their morning commute.
Police say that after the man was hit, another woman in a silver SUV ran over him, but took a U-turn to return to the scene of the accident. According to officers, the woman who turned back around to return to the scene of the accident will not be charged.
Important Information about Pedestrian Deaths in the State of Texas
As reported by the Texas Tribune:
- In the past decade, 47,000 pedestrians have died in the United States – 16 times higher than the amount of people who have died as a result of natural disaster.
- Texas has been ranked as the 10th most dangerous state for pedestrians.
- Between 2003 and 2012, nearly 4,200 pedestrians have died in the state of Texas.
- In Texas in 2012, 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in the state of Texas involved people travelling on foot.