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Houston Woman Killed in Hit and Run While Sweeping Outside Home


Posted on Jun 25, 2010

June 24, 2010 - Houston, TX - A woman who was sweeping just outside her home in north Houston was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on June 20.

According to reports in the Houston Chronicle, the female victim, who has since been identified as Maria Hernandez, 59, was sweeping near her driveway on the 400 block of Crosstimbers near Herridge just before 9 a.m. when a light-colored vehicle struck her and drove off.

The victim died at the scene of the accident. While no one was able to get a license number off of the car responsible for this tragic pedestrian death, police believe the vehicle may be a white or gray Nissan.

Anyone with information about this hit-and-run accident is encouraged to contact the Houston Police Department accident division at 713-247-4072.

Car accidents involving pedestrians or hit-and-run drivers present their own complex legal issues regarding the victims' ability to recover compensation. You can learn more about what to do after being involved in a Texas car accident by visiting our article library.

Contacting a Houston Car Accident Attorney

If you are facing serious or permanent injuries following a Texas car accident, you need the legal expertise of an experienced Houston car accident attorney to help you fight for fair compensation. Contact the law offices of Steven Lee, P.C. today at 713-921-4171 or 1-800-232-3711. Help is available 24 hours a day and the initial consultation is always FREE. We are also able to provide transportation options as well as home and hospital visits.

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