UPDATE: Harris County, TX – Shaun Copeland Killed in Hit-And-Run Accident on Lauder Rd
Harris County, TX (January 5, 2020) A hit-and-run accident happened on the night of December 3rd at around 8:00 p.m. According to reports, a grey Chevy SUV rear-ended a black Chevrolet Tahoe in the 4700 block of Lauder Road. After the two vehicles collided, the Tahoe rolled into a ditch right before the driver ejected onto the road.
When the paramedics and other crews arrived to help, they found the driver deceased at the scene. He has been identified as 34-year-old Shaun Copeland.
Unfortunately, the driver of the SUV did not remain at the scene but witnesses last saw the vehicle traveling eastbound on Lauder Road towards Eastex Freeway. The vehicle’s front bumper fell off upon impact.
The police are still searching for the driver responsible.
We send our condolences to the family of Shaun Copeland. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Texas
Thousands of drivers lose their lives every year in Texas after being injured in hit-and-run accidents. Most drivers flee the scene late at night when they think no witnesses are around to see them. Drivers also flee the scene when they are under the influence or have a criminal record. However, once drivers are caught, they may have to pay large fines and serve jail time if their actions took the lives of others.
At The Benton Law Firm, we help families file wrongful death lawsuits against reckless and irresponsible drivers. Our mission is to ensure families don’t have to pay out-of-pocket for damages and losses caused by other negligent drivers. If you lost a loved one in a hit-and-run accident, contact our office today for a free consultation at (214) 219-4878.
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