CROSBY, TX (06/04/2016) — Paige Balinski is on life support following a hit and run accident that occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has identified 23-year-old Paige Balinski as the victim of a hit-and-run bicycle crash that occurred in the 14800 block of FM 2100 in Crosby, Texas.
Police reported that at around 2:00 a.m., Balinski and a friend were biking home from Applebee’s, when a white 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear-ended her.
The driver of the Jeep fled the scene without rendering aide, leaving Balinski in a ditch.
Balinski was critically injured and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where she is currently on life support. According to reports, the family says Balinski is being kept on life support so that her organs can be donated to someone in need.
As of Monday, it was reported that Harris County Sheriff’s deputies located a white Jeep Grand Cherokee which matches the description of the SUV. The vehicle has been towed from a home in Crosby, Texas.
When the driver who caused this accident is found, he or she could face multiple criminal charges (in addition to civil claims be the victim’s family), including failure to render aid and vehicular manslaughter. We offer our condolences to those affected by this crash, and will provide more information as it becomes available.