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Hit-and-run driver causes fatal accident

The heartbreak of losing a child is said to be like none other. When a child is lost in a fatal accident with no chance for loved ones to say goodbye, the pain is intensified. An 11-year-old boy was the victim in a recent hit-and-run fatal accident that occurred on a Texas highway.

An examination of the boy's body after it had been found in the highway's median revealed he had been hit by some type of vehicle. The police were not able to determine who the child was, as he did not have any identification with him. His mother reported him missing several hours after he was found, and officers concluded the body they had found was that of the mother's son.

Police found a witness to the accident and subsequently found the vehicle that killed the boy. From there they were able to determine the person responsible, and after obtaining an arrest warrant, they charged the 21-year-old driver with the second-degree felony of accident involving death. Further details on the accident were not given but the driver's bond was set at $250,000.

In similar cases of negligence, the driver can be held financially responsible in civil court even when the fatal accident was not intentional. Surviving family members choosing to file a wrongful death lawsuit can seek damages based on expenses associated to funeral and burial, loss of companionship and loss of wages had the victim survived. A Texas attorney can discuss applicable state laws and can help pursue recovery of a fair financial settlement.

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