UPDATE: Longview, TX – John Garnett Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident on N 4th St
Longview, TX (January 26, 2020) On January 17th, a vehicle struck a man in a wheelchair and drove off without stopping to render aid. The accident happened in the 3300 block of North 4th Street at approximately 6:33 p.m.
When emergency responders arrived, they found the man critically injured in the street. They rushed him to the nearest hospital for treatment. However, he did not survive his injuries. He has been identified as 65-year-old John Garnett.
The authorities are still searching for the suspected vehicle, which has been described as a charcoal or dark gray Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck. It has a chrome strip on the lower guard door, along with chrome mirrors, chrome front, and chrome rear bumpers. The vehicle may have front center damage, a broken headlight, and a broken mirror on the driver’s side.
We send our condolences o the family of John Garnett. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Approximately 7,908 pedestrian accidents occurred in Texas in 2018. Out of those accidents, 619 people lost their lives. When drivers hit pedestrians and drive off without stopping, they are likely to suffer jail time and fines once they’re caught, especially if the pedestrians lost their lives.
Because most pedestrian accidents result from negligence, an experienced Texas attorney should be able to successfully gather enough evidence to help families prove their claims.
At The Benton Law Firm, we have successfully assisted families for two decades with their wrongful death lawsuits after losing loved ones in pedestrian accidents. It’s unfortunate that drivers commit negligent acts and take innocent lives, which is why we fight so hard to help families win their lawsuits. If you recently lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident and would like legal assistance, call us today for a free consultation at (214) 219-4878.
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