Local news outlets report that woman pushing her child later died at Cy-Fair Hospital. Miraculously, her toddler was unharmed.
July 23rd, 2018: According to the HCSO crash report, this unusual car accident happened on Wildcroft Drive in the Katy area, around 8 a.m. on Friday, July 20th. The driver of a red Toyota Camry slammed into a house after hitting Elizabeth Lugo, who was pushing her baby in a stroller while walking on the sidewalk.
From the reports, a deputy on the scene said the driver missed a turn when the incident happened. Consequently, he struck the Ms. Lugo. She was struck with such impact that her shoe flung to the roof of a nearby house, officials said.
It was reported that the baby was not injured. Meanwhile, Ms. Lugo sustained serious injuries from the accident. She was rushed to nearby Cy-Fair Hospital by first responders directly from the crash scene. However, she was unable to survive her injuries.
After hitting the woman, the car slammed into a home located at 21106 Wildcroft Drive. The home owner and its occupants were not home at the time of the crash. The single-family home had extensive structural and cosmetic damage.
At the scene of the accident, it was reported that the driver of the red Toyota was not injured. At least one report suggests the driver had a seizure and this caused him to lose control of his vehicle. However, the case is still under investigation – and it is unclear whether a grand jury will charge him with a crime.
On average, more than 300 pedestrians are treated in emergency departments for non-fatal crash-related injuries every day in the U.S. In 2016, the most recent year for which statistics are available, there were 680 pedestrian fatalities in Texas. Drivers should always be mindful of pedestrian safety and follow safe driving habits, such as maintaining safe speeds, signaling before turning and coming to a complete stop at stop signs.