Pedestrian Luis Martinez fatally struck by pizza delivery driver on Gessner

Fatal pedestrian accident on Gessner: 14-year old Luis Martinez, his grandmother and his two-year old cousin were trying to cross Gessner near Eddystone last night at around 9:00pm. Luis was struck by a Papa John’s Pizza delivery driver in the middle lane of southbound Gessner when the driver did not see them in time. Officer A. Michon with the Houston Police Department told Channel 13 News speeding did not appear to be a factor in the accident, and that Luis and his family were crossing in an area that was not designated as a crosswalk. Life Flight rushed Luis to hospital with head trauma, but sadly he passed away overnight. Channel 2’s report is here. Channel 11’s report is here. The Houston Chronicle’s story is here.

The Papa John's pizza delivery driver's car was heading southbound on Gessner when Luis was struck

The accident happened around 9:00pm July 3rd

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