Texas drivers might take all the necessary precautions to make certain they are safe and still be involved in a car crash. What can make these car accidents worse is if one of the people involved decides to flee the scene before checking to see if the other driver and passengers are safe, administering aid and calling for help if necessary. When there is a car accident, the car accident victim and his or her family must be fully aware of the importance of having legal protection to consider filing a lawsuit for compensation, especially if it was a hit and run.
An after-midnight crash claimed the life of a woman. The accident occurred at around 12:30 when a Nissan Altima was rear-ended by a Dodge Charger. The driver of the Charger fled the scene after the crash. The Altima was hit and then crashed into a support beam for a highway sign. The vehicle subsequently flipped over. The Altima was crushed. The driver, a 40-year-old woman, needed to be cut from the car by emergency personnel. She died at the site of the crash. The driver of the Charger ran away on foot. The vehicle was traced and law enforcement went to the address on the registration. There, they found the 19-year-old female driver who confessed to having crashed the vehicle and fled. She has been charged with multiple offenses related to the crash.
Car accidents are one of the biggest causes of injuries and fatalities in Texas and throughout the nation. Given the number of people who suffer personal injury and fatality after a car crash, it is no surprise that there are so many massive bills for other expenses and people are unable to work because of the aftermath. For families who have lost a loved one, they must learn to go on after an unexpected and unnecessary incident that could have been avoided had the driver been more cautious and vigilant. People whose lives have been upended by a car crash should pay attention to the variety of issues they will face after it has happened both personally and financially.
In this accident, a woman died when her vehicle was rear-ended, sent into the underpinning of a road sign and flipped over. The driver of the other vehicle ran away, but was later found and arrested. With the case still under investigation, the woman’s family must make sure to look out for their own interests and protect themselves with assistance from an experienced attorney.
Source: dfw.cbslocal.com, “PD: Teen Who Ran After Deadly Crash Located, Admits To Hit & Run,” Oct. 27, 2017