Police Asking for Help Locating Vehicle Involved in a Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident Last Week

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Recovering compensation after a hit-and-run accident is difficult but not impossible.


Police Searching for Vehicle That Struck and Killed Man Who Pushed His Son to Safety

According to a KSAT News report, police are asking for tips to locate a pickup truck involved in a West-Side hit and run.

According to the BSCO report, the accident happened at Dove Canyon Access Road near Loop 1604 in West Bexar County on June 3rd. Raul Pena was struck by what was believed to be a Toyota Tacoma after he moved his son out of the path of the vehicle. He later succumbed to his injuries. The truck was last seen turning down Marbach Road and then Pue Road. It is believed to have damage to the grill and should be missing the letters “T” and “O,” leaving the letters “YOTA.” Falcon Wolf, Big Wolf Creek, Pue Road, Sunset Place, or Lynwood Village neighborhoods are suspected to be where the vehicle is.

Tips to the BSCO can remain anonymous and be left at 210-335-6000 or bcsotips@bexar.org.

Did You Know?

More than 6 in 10 fatal hit-and-run accidents involve a pedestrian.

Compensation for Wrongful Death After a Hit-and-Run Accident in Texas

Fatal hit-and-run accidents like this are growing more common — data analyzed by Value Penguin found that such accidents increased by 89.4% from 2012 to 2021.

If you’ve lost a family member in a hit-and-run accident, getting compensation can be challenging, but with the help of an attorney, it is not impossible. Where compensation will come from will depend on whether the driver is caught.

If the Driver is Caught

You can sue the driver for civil damages even if they are facing a criminal trial for fleeing the scene. Compensation will come from their insurance, and an attorney will negotiate a fair settlement value (or take the case to court if necessary).

If the Driver is Not Caught (Or Has No Insurance)

Compensation for your family’s loss can come from PIP or Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage if the driver is not caught (or has no insurance). However, these coverage types are optional in Texas, so many people do not have them. Home insurance can also cover wrongful death in certain cases. If you’re unsure about your coverage, an attorney can help you go over it.

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

Only specific family members are allowed to bring a wrongful death claim. These include the spouse, children, and parents of the deceased. Some close family members are excluded from bringing wrongful death claims in Texas. Learn more about who can bring a wrongful death claim in Texas.

What Compensation Can I Get in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death damages in Texas include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral costs,
  • Burial costs,
  • Lost wages,
  • Lost support
  • Lost future inheritance
  • Lost love, companionship, and comfort.

These are unique to the lost individual, so there is no way to estimate the amount you can receive without talking to an attorney. Fortunately, a consultation with a Carabin Shaw wrongful death attorney is free, and you don’t have to work with the firm afterward if you decide we’re not a good fit.

Lost a Loved One in a Hit-and-Run in Texas? Call Carabin Shaw.

Carabin Shaw has served those who have lost loved ones in hit-and-run accidents in Texas for over 30 years. Call the firm that puts their clients first at 800-862-1260 for a free case evaluation with one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys today. We look forward to serving you.

Contacting a Carabin Shaw attorney is free and does not obligate you to work with the firm.

¹KSAT Report

²Value Penguin Hit and Run Data

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