A woman was killed in a recent hit-and-run pedestrian accident. Several other individuals suffered injuries in the wreck, which occurred in a suburb of Houston. The single-car accident took place outside of a restaurant early in the morning on a recent Thursday.
Events leading up to the accident
According to police, several individuals had gathered outside of a restaurant at around 1 a.m. Suddenly, a car operated by a 20-year-old man struck the crowd. Police believe that he intentionally ran into the throng.
A 35-year-old woman who was in the crowd at the time of the crash suffered injuries and was transported to a medical center, where she was later pronounced dead. Meanwhile, another individual suffered serious injuries, and multiple other people received minor injuries in the collision. Police said the driver initially fled the crash scene but then later returned, at which time he was arrested.
Legal recourse may be available following these incidents
The surviving loved ones of the woman who died in the hit-and-run crash may opt to file a wrongful death claim against the allegedly at-fault driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained due to the wreck. In addition, the injured parties may choose to file personal injury claims against him. Negligence must be formally established in court before a Texas judge will adjudicate the claims for financial damages. A monetary award in a successfully litigated claim can help to cover hospital bills, burial costs, the loss of wages and other losses tied to the motor vehicle accident.