50-Year-Old Miriam Valeriano Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Interstate 20 in Dallas
Dallas, TX. (March 26, 2021)- Miriam Valeriano was killed in a two-vehicle crash on March 21, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. The accident occurred around 12:45 a.m. in the 39500 block of eastbound Interstate 20. Police reported that the 16-year-old driver of a 2007 Nissan rear-ended a Ford F-150 driven by Valeriano. The force of the impact caused both vehicles to veer to the right and spin. The Ford then overturned down an embankment. Valeranio was pronounced dead at the scene. Four passengers in the Ford were transported to area hospitals with unknown injuries. The driver of the Nissan fled the scene on foot but was later located and arrested. No further details have been provided at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Miriam Valeriano. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Texas
According to recent studies, within a 10-year time span, nearly 700,000 hit-and-run accidents occurred every year throughout the country. Unfortunately, when hit-and-run accidents occur at night, drivers are usually under the influence, in stolen vehicles, in unregistered vehicles, or have just committed a crime and fear being caught by authorities. Drivers may also have an expired license at the time of the accident as well.
Regardless of the reasoning behind fleeing the scene of an accident, drivers should be held financially responsible for all damages and losses, especially if they were at fault. At The Benton Law Firm, we help families file wrongful death lawsuits against negligent drivers after losing loved ones in hit-and-run accidents. If you would like a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, call us today at (214) 777-7777 . We understand that no amount of compensation can replace the life of a loved one, but we still like to help families alleviate the financial burdens of post-accident expenses.
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