Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run
Texas roadways are busy thoroughfares that, unfortunately, are also often the scenes of motor vehicle tragedies. Some collisions involve more than one vehicle and are caused by driver negligence. Other incidents, however, involve pedestrians who are struck down as they navigate their way through crosswalks or other sections of road. In some instances, the gravity of the situation is intensified when responding officers find themselves investigating an apparent hit and run accident that has taken a life.
Recently, two travelers called 911 when they saw a man lying in the road. He appeared to be having difficulty breathing. Official responders to the scene stated that they found pieces of a motor vehicle at the site, leading them to believe that the man had been hit by a car.
The officers launched an immediate investigation in search of any vehicle or person who might have been involved in the accident. The injured man was flown to an area hospital for emergency care. Sadly, he later succumbed to his injuries.
Legal Justice can be Found for Family Members
The apparent hit and run accident remains under investigation in Texas. Law enforcement agents typically have ways of using debris found at an accident cite to aid in their searches to locate a vehicle or driver who may have fled the scene. Suffering the death of a loved one in a pedestrian accident is certainly tragic; those involved often feel a strong need to seek justice on behalf of their deceased family member. A first logical step to take toward that end would be to contact a personal injury lawyer to obtain legal guidance.
Source: abc13.com, “Man killed in suspected hit and run in Spring“, Dec. 11, 2015