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Teenage girl killed in Texas pedestrian crash

On Behalf of | May 31, 2023 | Car Accidents |

A teenager lost her life in a tragic car crash in Texas. The pedestrian accident took place early in the morning on a recent Saturday. It was reportedly a hit-and-run accident. 

Events leading up to the accident 

The Texas crash took place in Lubbock a little past 5 a.m. on Marsha Sharp Freeway. Police said when they arrived at the scene of the crash, they found the 17-year-old girl. Authorities said it appeared she had been walking along the freeway when a car heading west struck her. 

The accident victim was transported to a medical center. Sadly, she died the following evening. Police said they later found the car involved in the crash but did not immediately confirm whether they had made an arrest in the case. 

Legal recourse  

An investigation may conclude that the operator of the car caused the accident due to driver negligence, such as speeding or texting while driving. In this situation, the surviving family members of the teenage girl who was killed in the Texas car accident might file a wrongful death claim against the driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages suffered in the accident. Liability must first be established by relevant evidence before claims for monetary damages will be adjudicated. A successfully navigated claim may result in a judgment to cover the teenage girl’s accident-related hospital bills, funeral costs and other documented financial losses. No amount of money can undo the events that led to the pedestrian accident, but a financial award may help the teenage girl’s family more easily cope with the financial fallout from the tragedy.