Firefighter Armando Lopez Seriously Injured in El Paso Hit-and-Run
El Paso, TX. (February 18, 2020)- El Paso firefighter Armando Lopez was seriously injured in a hit-and-run on February 12, 2020. The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m., on Transmountain Road near Resler. Lopez and his team were responding to a traffic accident when he was struck by an SUV or truck. The driver of the unknown vehicle disregarded the fire truck that was blocking the lane, went around the truck back and hit Lopez. The vehicle left the scene without stopping. Lopez was transported to the local hospital with serious injuries. The authorities are looking for the suspect. The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with firefighter Armando Lopez and his family at this time.
Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accidents
Every day at least one person loses their life in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident. Drivers who deliberately leave the scene without helping pedestrians are usually under the influence or have a criminal history and don’t want to be caught by authorities. Sometimes drivers flee the scene and drive recklessly to escape another crime, which causes them to strike pedestrians during the process. Regardless of circumstances, it’s unacceptable for drivers to leave the scene after running someone over.
At The Benton Law Firm, we help grieving families every day with their wrongful death lawsuit after losing loved ones in hit-and-run pedestrian accidents. We have helped countless families over the years win large settlements to pay for all damages and losses. If you would like a free consultation with us, call us now at (214) 777-7777.
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