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Texas Man Arrested for Fatal Hit-and-Run

Destiny Baker3 years ago

A Texas resident has been arrested in connection to a fatal hit-and-run in Washington, Pennsylvania.

About the Fatal Hit-and-Run

According to KDKA, Texas resident Christopher Quinonez, 26, has been arrested in connection to a pedestrian accident that left a 60-year-old pedestrian dead.

Quinonez and his passenger fled from the scene of the accident on foot after Quinonez’s truck struck James Burgess and collided with a pole.

Before dying Sunday morning at an area hospital, Burgess informed police that the abandoned truck had struck him. Authorities were able to trace the license plate back to an oil company in Texas.

Both Quinonez and his passenger were drinking at the time of the accident, but claim they were unaware that they had hit Burgess.

Quinonez was arrested for multiple charges and has had his bond set at $100,000.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

  • According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2010 – roughly one pedestrian death every two hours.
  • Additionally, 70,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic collisions or one pedestrian every eight minutes.
  • 20 percent of all children between the ages of 5 and 9 killed in traffic accidents in 2010 were pedestrians.
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