Texas hit and run accident kills one, police looking for driver
Any time a driver heads out on a roadway within Texas he or she is at risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. These collisions can happen for any reason, and motorists need to remain alert while behind the wheel. Even a split-second distraction can lead to a crash.
When these auto accidents occur, officials will often spend a significant amount of time reconstructing the crash. These investigations provide insight into the accidents, and allow officials to pursue safety enhancements if necessary. A recent Texas hit and run accident that killed one person has led to an extensive review by authorities determined to find the driver that caused the crash.
The accident occurred just east of Austin in Manor, by Highway 290. A car carrying five people, four adults and an infant, had stopped at a stop light. A truck, approaching from the rear at a high rate of speed, allegedly crashed into the car.
One of the passengers in the car died as a result of the crash. The other adults and child that were inside the vehicle were sent to local hospitals for treatment. The driver of the truck that collided with the other vehicles fled the scene. Police are still searching for the individual, but believe that they have an idea on the identity of the suspect.
Officials say that this intersection has been the site of other fatal accidents this year, along with other less serious crashes.
Individuals injured in auto accidents may wish to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney about their claims. An attorney can help clients recover compensation for the expenses and damages that have resulted due to the crash.