3-year-old Child Dies Following Hit-and-Run Crash in Houston

Houston authorities have confirmed the death of a 3-year-old child who was injured in a crash on March 3rd. The incident, which occurred at approximately 8:05 p.m. along the 10200 North Freeway service road, involved a white Ford F-350 pickup truck and a white Toyota Sienna.

According to reports, the Toyota, driven by a 41-year-old man employed by a rideshare company, was carrying three passengers in the backseat: the child, her 35-year-old mother, and her 44-year-old father. The Ford truck, driven by a 26-year-old male, allegedly struck the Toyota from behind before fleeing the scene.

Following the collision, the Toyota pursued the Ford into a nearby parking lot and onto the North Freeway service road. At the intersection of the North Freeway and West Road, another collision occurred, causing the Toyota to veer off the roadway and strike a traffic control box.

As a result of the crash, both the child and her father sustained injuries. An unidentified witness transported the child and her mother to an area emergency room, from where the child was later transferred to Texas Children’s Hospital. Meanwhile, paramedics from the Houston Fire Department transported the father to HCA Hospital Northwest for treatment.

The driver of the Ford initially fled the scene but was later stopped by witnesses. Authorities observed signs of intoxication and conducted a blood draw with the driver’s consent.

Despite medical efforts, the child succumbed to her injuries on March 11th, as confirmed by doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital.

An initial investigation revealed conflicting statements from both drivers involved. As a result, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office has decided to present the case to a grand jury for review.