An elderly man was killed late Wednesday evening when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Houston.
Police believe the man was walking along Cullen Blvd when he was hit by a blue Volkswagen Beetle – the man died at the scene.
The driver of the Beetle fled the scene. Fortunately, Pearland police officers spotted the car shortly after and detained the driver.
Police are still investigating the accident. Failure to stop and render aid in an accident involving death is a second degree felony in Texas, carrying a penalty of up to 20 years in prison and an optional penalty of up to $10,000.