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Authorities respond to hit-and-run involving pedestrian on Chartres St in downtown Houston

HOUSTON, TX — A hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian was reported Friday afternoon near the Eastex Freeway overpass in downtown Houston, according to the City of Houston Active Incidents page.

The incident occurred at 599 Chartres Street, at the intersection with Texas Avenue, about two blocks northwest of Shell Energy Stadium and two blocks southeast of Minute Maid Park. Houston police and firefighters were called to the scene after 1:14 p.m.

Very few details have been made available at this time, but dispatchers indicated a “major” motor vehicle collision in which at least one party failed to stop and render aid (“FSRA”).

Houston Fire Department crews attended to a pedestrian at the scene, but no further information regarding the victim’s condition or the circumstances of the event has been shared.

This blog will be updated to reflect any major developments in the story as they are made public.

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