James Kessler Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Crash on Gulf Bank Road in Houston
Houston, TX. (January 19, 2021)- James Kessler was killed in an auto-pedestrian crash on January 15, 2021 in Houston, Texas. The accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Gulf Bank Road. Deputies reported that Kessler was assisting a truck driver back a trailer into a driveway when he was struck by a purple passenger vehicle. Kessler was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the purple vehicle fled the scene of the crash. No further details have been provided at this time. Police continue to search for the hit-and-run driver.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of James Kessler. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Texas
According to recent studies, within a 10-year time span, nearly 700,000 hit-and-run accidents occurred every year throughout the country. Unfortunately, when hit-and-run accidents occur at night, drivers are usually under the influence, in stolen vehicles, in unregistered vehicles, or have just committed a crime and fear being caught by authorities. Drivers may also have an expired license at the time of the accident as well.
Regardless of the reasoning behind fleeing the scene of an accident, drivers should be held financially responsible for all damages and losses, especially if they were at fault. At The Benton Law Firm, we help families file wrongful death lawsuits against negligent drivers after losing loved ones in hit-and-run accidents. If you would like a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, call us today at (214) 777-7777 . We understand that no amount of compensation can replace the life of a loved one, but we still like to help families alleviate the financial burdens of post-accident expenses.
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