Father and 3-year-old son struck while trying to cross Cypress road

CYPRESS, Texas (KTRK) -- A father and his young son sustained severe injuries Saturday night after an accident on Lakewood Forest Drive and Grant Road in Cypress.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a car accident involving two pedestrians.

Deputies say a 40-year-old man and a 3-year-old boy were struck by a silver Nissan Altima while attempting to cross Lakewood Forest Drive.

Captain John Shannon noted that the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed.

The father and son were taken by Life Flight to a local trauma center with life threatening injuries.

Police say the driver of the vehicle that struck the duo fled the scene.

However, deputies located the vehicle and its three occupants shortly after.

All three individuals have been detained for failure to stop and render aid.

Investigators are looking into the cause of the accident.
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