A young boy succumbed to injuries he sustained after he was struck by a vehicle in the Waverly Apartments complex parking lot, located around the 2300 block portion of Hayes Road in West Houston on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. An investigation into the fatal accident showed that the 7-year-old male victim was riding his skateboard the parking lot of the facility laying down in the prone position when the driver’s pickup truck collided with him.
The young boy was transported to an area hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead. As for the driver of the vehicle that made contact with the juvenile victim, she had several of her own children in her vehicle when the fatal accident occurred. She waited at the accident scene following the crash and remained cooperative during the investigation into it.
A preliminary investigation into the fatal crash suggests that it was merely an accident. Driver intoxication is not thought to have played any role in what occurred.
Although in the case of this fatal car crash, foul play or negligence is not suspected to be to blame for this child’s death, it’s not all that uncommon that incidents like this do result from such indiscretions. If you suspect the wrongful death of a family member resulted from negligence, a Houston, Texas car accident attorney can provide advice in your case. Seeking compensation after the wrongful death of a loved one can help to ensure that you’re able to pay for final expenses of the deceased and provide financial stability in your time of mourning.
Source: khou.com, “HPD: Boy riding skateboard fatally hit by vehicle in W. Houston,” April 04, 2017