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Hope “Anna” Vu remembered after fatal hit and run accident

Family gathered recently to celebrate the life of 62-year old Hope “Anna” Vu, who died in a multi-vehicle crash on Tuesday evening. The driver of a white Mazda, pictured below, was weaving in and out of traffic at high speed on Highway 288 before he crashed into the rear of a black Acura sedan driven by Hope’s son. The Acura was then pushed into two other vehicles, including a red Volkswagen car. Hope was riding in the back seat of the Acura; Hope’s son was treated and released at Ben Taub Hospital but the son’s fiancee remained hospitalized with internal injuries.

The driver of the white Mazda, described as a Hispanic male around 20-years old wearing a red shirt and red jacket, jumped out of the wrecked vehicle and fled the scene. Despite searching with K-9s and a helicopter, the police were unable to track the driver down, including at the Pearland address of the registered owner of the vehicle. Call 713-222-TIPS if you have any information on the driver’s whereabouts.

You can tell from Channel 2’s interview that Hope was very close with her family and will be missed. Hope survived the Vietnam War and was brought to the United States by her family in the 90’s.

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The hit-and-run driver’s white Mazda

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The black Acura Hope Vu was riding in is pictured to the right

Pedestrian injured when Mazda and Saturn collide on Rusk in downtown Houston

Two cars crashed on Rusk in downtown Houston Wednesday sending three people to the hospital. The crash happened just before noon: after the cars collided a person crossing the street on Chartres was struck. Both drivers and the pedestrian were injured. Channel 2’s report, which includes video footage, is available here. The vehicles involved in the accident were a silver-colored Mazda 3 and a teal-colored Saturn. Smith & Hassler has helped thousands of clients resolve motor vehicle accident injury claims since the firm was founded in 1989 by Michael J. Smith and Albert M. “Al” Hassler, II.