Burleson, TX (6/11/2020) – A teenager is now dead after a deadly hit-and-run crash occurred in Burleson on Monday.
The accident happened before 9:30 p.m. on NW John Jones Drive at Tarpon Street. Eric Padilla was headed north on John Jones Drive and as he was turning west onto Tarpon Street, his vehicle struck an Acura headed southbound. Padilla fled the scene.
The passenger in the Acura, 16-year-old Tre Allison, was killed at the scene.
The driver of the Acura, an 18-year-old recent Burleson High School graduate, was hospitalized and later released.
Eric Padilla, 29, of Burleson, is charged with accident involving death, a second degree felony.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
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.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the Houston car accident lawyers at Sutliff & Stout can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys represent Texans in civil lawsuits against negligent drivers, and will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Source: CBS DFW
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