Two women were seriously injured when a pickup truck hit them while they were crossing North
Main Street in the Fort Worth Stockyards. The pickup truck fled the scene. Police are following
leads but had no description of the driver or vehicle involved.
The accident was captured on a security camera. Video shows three friends attempting to cross
the street at 1:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning. One woman looked and saw the truck approaching
and started running. The other two were hit. One woman was thrown forward, and the other
woman was almost thrown into oncoming traffic. The truck fled the scene. Other drivers stopped
to help. From the video, police believe the truck may be a Ford F-150 crew cab with a black top
and tan middle. The truck would have damage to the front end, as well as a dent on the back
Although leaving the scene of an automobile accident involving injuries is against the law, it
happens all the time. It’s been estimated that about 11 percent of all car accidents involve hit and
run drivers. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable in hit and run accidents.
The good news is that even if the driver is never found, pedestrians may still be able to pursue
some financial compensation through their own automobile insurance policies if they have
uninsured motorist coverage. If the driver is found but does not have enough insurance coverage,
the injured pedestrian may be able to recover compensation in an underinsured motorist claim.
Victims of hit and run accidents, such as the one that occurred recently in Fort Worth, need the
help of an experienced hit and run attorney who can help them get the best settlement possible
from their insurance company. In many cases, the insurance company will attempt to pay only
the bare minimum and may offer quick cash in order to settle the case. An experienced attorney
If you have been injured as a pedestrian in a hit and run accident, call the Dallas-Fort Worth
personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-635- 4078. Our experienced attorneys
can help you with your case and will provide you with a free consultation. Call today to learn