Killeen, TX (September 28, 2021) – Officials with the Killeen Police Department responded to the scene of a hit-and-run crash on Saturday, September 25th. The crash took place in the 1300 block of Fort Hood Street in the early morning hours.
When police arrived at the crash location, they discovered a 25-year-old man lying in the roadway near the entrance to MJ’s Bar and Grill. The man was suffering from serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle. Paramedics responded and transported the victim to Baylor Scot & White. There is no update on his condition at this time.
According to eyewitness reports, the man was near the roadway when he was hit by a car. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the scene to assist the pedestrian. Authorities are currently searching for the vehicle, which is described as a red car with damage to its passenger side. The victim has not been identified.
Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call the Killeen Police Traffic Unit. No further details have been released at this time. An investigation is ongoing.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with the victim of this accident. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Injury Crash in Texas
Texas hit-and-run laws require drivers to remain at the scene of an accident. Drivers who fail to follow this law can face serious consequences, including a misdemeanor or felony conviction. In addition, those convicted of a hit-and-run charge can also lose their driver’s license, pay fines, be placed on probation, or spend time in jail. The severity of the outcome will often depend on the facts of the case and the underlying accident.
From another perspective, the victims of hit-and-run crashes often have questions regarding their legal rights. In many cases, victims wonder how they can recover compensation from a driver that fled the scene of the accident. Under Texas law, innocent accident victims have the right to recover from negligent drivers regardless of the circumstances surrounding the crash. Hit-and-run accident cases are complicated, however, and require an attorney that has years of experience handling these claims.
If you have been hurt in a San Antonio hit-and-run crash, you need an attorney who knows your rights and will stand up for you during this difficult time. Even if the other driver is never located, you need to ensure that your recovery is secure. Following an injury accident in San Antonio, your attorney can make sure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation that you need to help you get back on your feet.
Texas Personal Injury Attorney
At Wyatt Law Firm, our team has is fully invested in our clients receiving the justice that they deserve. We strongly believe that all innocent accident victims are entitled to the full exercise of their legal rights and we will stand up for you every step of the way.
We offer free consultations for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment with one of our San Antonio personal injury attorneys, please reach out to us at the contact link on our website or give us a call at 210-340-5550.
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