A gruesome and strange pedestrian accident killed a 32-year-old Houston man early in the morning of June 28. After the collision, the driver continued on the road for several miles with the victim's body in his car, and said later that he was unaware of what had happened. Police arrested the driver and charged him with DUI and hit and run.
Around 12:30 a.m., the victim, 32, was driving on Interstate 45 in southeast Houston when his vehicle broke down. He pulled his vehicle over to the shoulder and tried to cross the interstate on foot. As he ran, a Mazda driven by a 49-year-old man was driving up the highway. The driver apparently did not see the man on the road and the Mazda struck him. The impact was so hard that the pedestrian's leg was separated from his body and the rest of him crashed through the right side of the windshield and under the front passenger seat.
Despite the violent accident, the driver did not stop, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Department. A deputy, noticing the damage to the car, pulled him over around 12:40 a.m. and asked the driver out of the car. The trooper discovered the victim when he looked inside the vehicle.
Oddly, the driver appeared unaware that he had hit a person. He told the deputy that he had felt his car hit something, but did not realize that it was a pedestrian and did not notice his body crashing through the windshield. The deputy arrested him for DUI and hit and run. He declined to say what the results of a blood-alcohol test were.
Source: Houston Chronicle, "Police: man drives 3 miles with dead crash victim," Juan A. Lozano, June 28, 2011