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Man Charged in Connection to Fatal Pedestrian Accident

By Lenahan Law Firm  Sep. 25, 2012 11:41a

Police recently arrested a 34-year-old man suspected of hitting a little girl with his vehicle and then fleeing the scene. The accident happened just before 8:00 pm on a Sunday night when a 7-year-old little girl was crossing a street in the company of a family member. The little girl was struck by a sport utility vehicle and then hit by a second car that was behind the SUV. The SUV that initial hit her fled the scene. She was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Despite all efforts, the little girl died of her injuries at the medical facility. Police continued searching for the vehicle and driver involved in the hit-and-run accident and asked the public's help in locating a black SUV that had sustained damage to the left front headlight. Don't hesitate to get the help of a skilled personal injury attorney if you or someone you care about was hurt or killed in a pedestrian accident.

Suspect Charged in Hit and Run

Dallas police had stated later on Sunday that they were interviewing a person of interest but did not state more at the time. The next afternoon, police announced that 34-year-old J.S. had been taken into custody on suspicion of being the driver involved in the hit and run accident that claimed the 7-year-old's life. He has since been officially charged with failure to stop and render aid which is a third degree felony punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and 10 years in state prison.

When it comes to accidents involving a vehicle of any size and a person outside of a vehicle, walking on a sidewalk, crosswalk, shoulder or roadway the results can be devastating. Pedestrian accidents can cause severe injuries that include lacerations, contusions, broken bones, internal injuries, brain injury, head trauma, spinal cord injury, paralysis, amputation and death. Make sure the negligent individual is held legally responsible for all damages and losses.

Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer

When you or a loved one has been hurt or taken away from you in a tragic accident the physical and emotional pain can be unbearable. When that accident could have been avoided if the person responsible had been properly vigilant then the situation becomes all the more devastating. Contact a compassionate personal injury attorney with us at Lenahan Law Firm today to find out how we may be able to obtain substantial compensation on your behalf. We are driven to providing excellent legal representation and aggressively pursuing those liable.

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