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Driver Responsible for September 28 Hit-and-Run in Kingsville Identified

The driver responsible for a hit-and-run incident that happened in Kingsville, Texas, on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021, was recently identified by a 26-year-old man from Brownsville, Texas. The report was made to the Kingsville Police Department, and an investigation is underway to take further action based on the given information. 

The hit-and-run incident occurred between US-77 and E. Corral Avenue. The vehicles involved were an unspecified pickup truck that had a trailer attached to it and a Ford F-150. The Ford F-150 was heading south on the US-77 when the driver, a 46-year-old man of Weslaco, was hit by the trailer, which apparently had detached from the pickup truck. The loose trailer ended up crossing the median strip from the northbound side, and the collision caused the Ford to be overturned. 

As a result of the impact, the driver was ejected from his vehicle and was later pronounced dead at the scene by the arriving paramedics. Eyewitness report from the scene reported that the pickup truck driver fled the scene without providing any assistance to the driver. According to the Kingsville Police Department spokesperson, the man would be charged for his actions, which was leaving the scene of an accident involving death or serious injury. 

Can You File a Claim Against a Driver Responsible for Hit-and-Run Crash?

Generally, you can. However, you may only have up to two years to file a claim against the individual responsible for your hit-and-run case. This may differ from state to state, although this particular regulation applies to Texas. The claim you can file depends on your crash situation and may range from a personal injury claim to a survival action claim if you’re taking action on behalf of a deceased loved one. Despite the time limit, it may comfort you to know that while the driver at fault may face criminal charges for their actions, you can still file a claim nevertheless, as long as it is submitted within the duration as stated in the regulation. If you need assistance in determining the best legal action to take for your hit-and-run case, call us today at (713) 352-7975 to get a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys, available 24/7.

Source: Kris TV