Two pedestrians have sadly lost their lives in a car collision in Fort Worth. The pedestrian accident took place during the early morning hours on a recent Saturday. Sometimes, these kinds of wrecks take place due to a driver’s carelessness, which can be grounds for litigation.
How the crash took place
The recent crash took place at about 3:45 a.m. According to police, a motor vehicle suddenly hit two pedestrians along Northwest Loop 820. Police said the driver of the car then fled the motor vehicle crash scene on foot.
One of the pedestrians was pronounced deceased at the crash scene. Meanwhile, the other pedestrian was transported to a medical center with injuries but was later pronounced deceased as well. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the wreck.
Where to best seek help and support
The surviving loved ones of the two pedestrians may choose to file wrongful death claims against the driver of the car who allegedly struck them, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the unfortunate incident. Liability has to be established based upon a showing of negligence before a Texas civil court judge hearing the case will decide the claims for damages. If the plaintiffs are successful, they may be awarded monetary damages to cover the pedestrians’ burial expenses and even the loss of wages for the pedestrians’ surviving dependents. No amount of money can undo the events leading to the fatal car collision, but financial damages may help the deceased pedestrians’ grieving loved ones to more easily move forward from the crash.