HOUSTON, TEXAS (August 14, 2017) – A City of Houston garbage struck reportedly struck and killed a pedestrian on Gessner Road on Monday morning, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened at the intersection of Gessner Road and Bellaire Boulevard. A pedestrian was crossing Bellaire Boulevard using a crosswalk, when the garbage truck made an illegal right turn and struck the pedestrian. The garbage truck’s driver was unaware she had hit anyone and continued driving before being flagged down by a witness.
The pedestrian, described only as an elderly woman, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities after being flagged down. The accident remains under investigation at this time to determine cause and liability.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from West Alliance Injury Lawyers. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”