Katy Hit-and-Run Accident Kills Elderly Woman

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 6-Feb-2012

A Katy hit-and-run accident that killed and elderly woman has resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old man, Harris County Sherrif’s Office Traffic Enforecement Division Investigators said.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the woman was identified as Cory Christopher Bonnefin, who is being charged with accident involving injury.

The woman who was killed in the Katy hit-and-run accident was identified as 78-year-old Irene Bourgeois. Bourgeois was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, before she was able to receive treatment of aid. Bonnefin did not stop after the accident took place.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones and family members of Irene Bourgeois.

A hit-and-run occurs when damage or injury is caused to the property or body of another person and the person responsible leaves the scene of the accident. Depending on the situation, hit-and-run offenders may be charged with misdemeanors, felonies or both. Texas hit-and-run law highlights the responsibility of a driver involved in such an accident to stop.

Often, when injuries or death are the result of a hit-and-run accident, offenders may be charged with a felony charge because of the seriousness associated with not rendering aid to someone in need.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a hit-and-run accident, call our wrongful death attorneys in San Antonio, Austin, Waco and statewide Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our personal injury lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our hit-and-run accident lawyers in Texas for a free consultation today.

Our experienced attorneys, professional medical consultants, private investigators and caring staff will help you uncover some of the details associated with your accident or the fatal hit and run of a loved one while seeking just compensation for your injuries and loss. We care. We can help.

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