Tomball Police Department personnel are investigating a tragic hit and run traffic collision that resulted in a pedestrian being transported, via Life Flight, to Memorial Herman Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
This morning at approximately 6:30am, a pedestrian (Earl Moore, 55 years of age, a Tomball resident) was walking westbound in the 800 block of James Street, (toward the HEB grocery store – his place of employment), when he was struck from behind by a vehicle also traveling westbound. The force of the impact caused Mr. Moore to be thrown into an open ditch located on the north side of James Street, where he laid unconscious and critically injured until Tomball Police Officer Rick Garza (at approximately 7:00am) passed the location and noticed Mr. Moore lying motionless on the ground.
Officer Garza immediately stopped to provide aid and realized that Mr. Moore had been the victim of a hit and run.
Paramedics from Northwest Emergency Medical Services responded, provided medical aid, and coordinated transportation via Life Flight, to Memorial Herman Hospital.
The suspect is still outstanding, and investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual who was driving what is believed to be a white, Ford sedan.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Detective Jimmy Harral, at (281) 290-1311, or via email at