Early Sunday morning, a hit and run killed one person on the eastbound lanes of the LBJ Freeway. Police are currently investigating the accident that was reported approximately 3:30 a.m. Authorities arrived to find a body lying in the middle of the freeway. The person who was killed was a driver of a Honda, which was stopped on the side of the road. Another vehicle struck the Honda from behind, ejecting the driver out of the car and into traffic. Chillingly, several cars then ran over the driver and sped off. Police are now searching for the vehicles involved in this horrific accident.
Hit and Run Victims
There is truly nothing more frightening than being in a car crash and having the other car flee the scene. This is particularly the case when you are one of the only vehicles on the road during the early morning. It is crucial that you take the steps necessary to protect yourself and your passengers if you are involved in a hit and run accident.
What to Do in a Hit and Run Accident
The first step is to remain calm and try to assess your injuries. If you can, call the emergency authorities and get to a safe location. If you are in the middle of the road, stay in your car and do not exit. You are much safer inside your vehicle unless it is a fire hazard. If you cannot call the authorities, instruct someone at the scene to call 9-1-1. Try to take pictures and gather as much information as possible about the person who hit you. After you have been thoroughly checked by medical professionals, call an experienced car accident attorney.