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Houston Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver that Left Man with Severed Leg

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

Police in Houston and surrounding areas are searching for the motorist responsible for an accident that severed a man’s leg.

Man’s Leg Severed in Hit-and-Run

  • According to KHOU, the incident occurred along the Eastex Freeway late Sunday evening.
  • As a man was pushing his disabled SUV onto an access road near the San Jacinto River, and oncoming driver collided with the man and his vehicle, severing one of his legs.
  • The offending driver then fled the scene, but a witness was able to follow the driver, getting their license plate number and a vehicle description.
  • Another passerby applied a tourniquet on the injured man until he was able to be transported to a hospital for emergency treatment.

Hit-and-Run Statistics

  • According to USA Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded 1,449 hit-and-run accidents in 2011 – up 13.7 percent from the 1,274 recorded in 2009.
  • This jump in hit-and-runs contradicts an overall decline in traffic fatalities recorded over the same time period, dropping from 33,883 deaths in 2009 to 32,367 in 2011.
  • The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported that approximately 20 percent of all pedestrian accidents are hit-and-runs and nearly 60 percent of all hit-and-run fatalities involve pedestrians.
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