Smith County, TX – Carlos Hernandez Killed In Boating Crash On Lake Palestine
Smith County, TX (June 4, 2019) – On June 2, around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to the scene of a boating accident on Lake Palestine on Lakeside Drive.
According to reports, 14-year-old Carlos Hernandez was swimming with other children in the water when a black boat with red flecks struck him in the water. Hernandez sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Authorities confirm that they arrested 31-year-old Jeffrey Joe Hampton, who was the driver of the boat the fled the scene after the incident. Hampton is being charged with failure to stop and render aid.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Carlos Hernandez. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Boat Accidents In Texas
Although rare, numerous victims lose their lives and fatal boating accidents across Texas every year. These horrific incidents are often unexpected yet cause endless devastation for surviving family members. When victims lose their lives and boating accidents caused by negligent drivers, it is imperative that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas as soon as possible.
Over the years, Texas personal injury attorneys at the Benton Law Firm have helped countless victims and their families get the compensation and Justice they deserve. Our extensive knowledge of personal injury laws has enabled us to help countless victims collect millions of dollars for their legal claims. If your loved one lost their life in a boating accident, contact our law firm today at (214) 219-4878 to see what legal options are available for you.
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