Corner Table Restaurant Valet Driver Accidentally Kills Motorcyclist

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The approximate location of the accident.
On Thursday night around 11:40 p.m., a valet driver for Corner Table was retrieving a BMW from the parking lot when he made a right turn from the left lane on the 2800 block of Westheimer. He turned into an oncoming motorcyclist in the right lane, which forced the motorcycle to slide into the car. Police say that the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, but he suffered a severe chest wound.

The motorcycle driver, a 26-year-old man whose name has not yet been released, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

The Police report reads:

The victim was operating a white Honda CBR motorcycle eastbound on Westheimer when a valet driver in a black BMW Ms pulled out of a private driveway and went eastbound onto the roadway. As the BMW made a right turn from the wrong lane, the victim was unable to stop and struck the right side of the vehicle. The victim was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Houston police note that the valet driver was not intoxicated at the time of the accident, but his case will be referred to the District Attorney.

This brings the Houston valet debate to a head once more, as people have already begun voicing their negative opinions about valet online in the wake of this accident.

Commenters on Click2Houston's story about the accident wrote:

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Others commented on the valet business more directly, writing:

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We have called Corner Table and have been unable to speak to a manager about the incident. We will update this story as soon as we get more information.

Location Info

Corner Table

2736 Virginia St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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25 comments
boricuas_tony
boricuas_tony

Call Mr. Dakono (713) 530-2863, he is responsible for this accident and another one that he failed to respond

stasea75
stasea75

Anyone know the name of the valet driver?

TheBestCritic1
TheBestCritic1

One more reason to eliminate or control valets in Houston.  I for one, have witnessed valets abusing patron vehicles and have had several items stolen out of my car by valets.  BUT...they are not responsible for damages or missing items from your vehicle.  I wonder if they are insured in a case like this?!?!  Untll we the patrons put our foot down by not patronizing establishments with valets or start moving the cones and parking in spots "up front", this will only increase. 

Mai Pham
Mai Pham topcommenter

So tragic and horrific! I have had valuables stolen from my vehicle. I have had dents happen. But this...

Kylejack
Kylejack topcommenter

Charge the driver with criminally negligent homicide.

Carlos Ignacio M
Carlos Ignacio M

That is very tragic. Valet attendants pull out, never stop, drive like maniacs while speeding. Something has to be done so they are controlled.

Lisandro Sanchez
Lisandro Sanchez

Oh would freaking hired this guy to start with man? Wtf?

texmex01
texmex01 topcommenter

How bad must the vehicle owner feel knowing his car killed another human being..just sad

kimmyog
kimmyog

How sad. Thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased.

Aggie_Kelli
Aggie_Kelli

I feel some of the comments are a little off base.  What I do feel is that regardless of safety and traffic laws that valet drivers are just reckless.  I've seen them speed, park the wrong way and block traffic, go the wrong way in a parking lot, etc etc etc.  I just think they need to stop and think a little longer when they are driving someone else's car.  And that's the other thing, they killed another person in someone else's vehicle. 

Kelley Dellafave
Kelley Dellafave

I don't consider joojoo luck, I consider it a part of karma. So in essence, what goes around comes around.

j_glover
j_glover

I've seen valet drivers all over town pull out into the wrong lanes because their tips and turnover depend on the number of cars they can get through. Sometimes it will be milliseconds faster for them to pull the wrong way down a street to get the car back to the owner so they can get a tip. It's up to the valet companies to tell valet drivers to follow the traffic laws, supervise that, ensure that those rules are followed, and lay down consequences if they are not.

Kyle Jack
Kyle Jack

JooJoo is luck, so maybe this time. His previous problems were all of his own making.

Texano78704
Texano78704

Wow, didn't take long for someone to point the finger at 'certain ethnic groups,' did it?

Kelley Dellafave
Kelley Dellafave

Bad joojoo seems to follow Molzan around everywhere he goes :/

H_e_x
H_e_x

@Joshua Justice Pretty much seems that way.

gossamersixteen
gossamersixteen topcommenter

@Kelley Dellafave He deserves to fail, he is as shady as the day is long.

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