• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: August 2021

Dalhart, TX (8/4/2021) – A child is now dead after getting hit by a vehicle Wednesday morning.

The accident happened around 3:45 a.m. when two 13-year-old girls were on E. 1st Street. A dark-colored SUV headed eastbound struck both of the teenagers. 

One girl was dragged for more than 200 feet. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second girl suffered minor injuries.

The SUV fled the scene.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Wrongful Death Lawyers, Sutliff & Stout

Hit and runs are one of the most common accidents that we see and often involve claims that take extensive investigation to resolve. This is because when someone leaves the scene, it’s difficult to locate the runner as well as proving the victim was struck.

In Texas, if you were involved in a hit and run and you are unable to locate the at-fault driver, you can make a claim against your UM/UIM insurance carrier. However, before your insurance company will pay the claim, you must prove that you were actually struck by another vehicle. If you cannot make this showing then your insurance company is not legally obligated to pay under your policy.

Death is one of the deadliest results to come from a car accident, especially when it involves a child. It involves damages such as pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and even loss of inheritance. Because these damages can be devastating, it is important to have an experienced lawyer handling the case who understands the damages of wrongful death. If you or a loved one were involved in an auto-pedestrian accident, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 405-1263 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: News Channel 10

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About the Author

Graham Sutliff is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Among other awards and certifications, he is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer for the past decade. In 2019 alone, Graham recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients who were injured by others. To learn more about Graham, click here.

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