Drivers on Texas roadways are responsible for watching out for pedestrians, especially when driving through residential areas. When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the victim can be seriously injured or killed. Sadly, a recent accident in Pasadena left a young father dead and the police are still searching for the driver of the truck that struck the man.
Deadly hit-and-run leaves a family devastated
The 24-year-old victim was crossing the street on a Saturday evening in Pasadena. He was coming from a birthday party celebrating his 6-year-old son’s special day. The young father was hit by a GMC pickup in front of his apartment, and he died from his injuries shortly after the accident.
The truck fled the scene without stopping to see if the man was injured. Police have photos of a truck they believe may have been involved in the accident. They are hoping that someone comes forward to provide information on the driver of the suspected vehicle. The man’s family is understandably devastated at their loss and is hoping for justice through the legal system.
Victims and/or families have options
After the initial shock of being injured or losing a loved one in an accident wears off, the victims and their loved ones may experience many emotions. Feeling anger, sadness, and confusion is common when someone is injured or killed in such an unexpected way. But victims or their families have the right to seek justice by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the person at fault. A Texas personal injury attorney can provide information to victims and loved ones based on the specifics of the case.