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News: Pedestrian fatally struck by HPD officer pursuing suspect

Posted on Sunday, August 15th, 2021 at 9:41 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – A man was killed when he was struck by a Houston Police officer who was pursuing a suspect on Bissonnet last night, according to KHOU.

The collision occurred in the 10000 block of Bissonnet Drive at 9:15 p.m., as a patrol officer was attempting to catch up with a suspect who was accompanied by an undercover officer.

The patrol vehicle, which did not have its lights on, then collided with a pedestrian who was walking into the street near a METRO bus stop. The officer reportedly attempted to avoid hitting the man but was unable to do so.

The victim, identified as a 69-year-old man, was thrown into the air from the impact.

He was taken to the hospital, where he was initially listed in stable condition with broken bones. The victim then was pronounced dead early this morning.

According to witness testimony, the victim did not use a crosswalk when crossing the street. The accident, however, remains under investigation.

This blog post is part of a series that Kherkher Garcia provides for the benefit of our neighbors across the Houston area. It is meant to keep our community informed about recent motor vehicle accidents, and should not be construed as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured because of another driver’s reckless behavior, we would like to hear from you at your earliest convenience. Contact us today, online or by calling (713) 231-5640, to speak with an experienced Houston pedestrian accident lawyer at absolutely no cost to you.