A man lost his life in an apparent hit-and-run crash in Texas. The motor vehicle accident occurred along Interstate 35E in Dallas County. The accident took place during the early morning hours on a recent Tuesday.
Events leading up to the crash
The Texas accident happened at around 4 a.m. Authorities said they arrived at the crash scene after receiving a call about somebody near an exit ramp on the highway. Police reported that the person lying on the ground was a man who had been walking along Interstate 35E or had tried to cross it when a car struck him.
Police said the driver of the car that hit the man fled the area by heading south on the Interstate. That individual apparently did not stop to assist the man or contact law enforcement. Authorities continue to search for the driver.
Legal recourse available following the accident
The driver will likely be found and criminally charged in connection with the Texas crash. In this situation, the surviving loved ones of the man who died in the car accident might file a wrongful death claim against the driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained due to the accident. Proof of the conviction may be presented in a related civil court proceeding with the goal of establishing negligence per se regarding the fatal accident. No amount of financial damages can undo the events leading to the wreck, but a monetary damage award may help the deceased victim’s family members move forward from the tragedy.