A 62 year old pedestrian was struck and killed this past Friday night on the 4100 block of Cedar Springs road in Dallas, and the driver of the vehicle involved failed to stop and render aid. The fatal hit and run car accident occurred at approximately 10:30 P.M., as the pedestrian was crossing Cedar Springs in the cross walk. Police believe the culprit was driving a Range Rover or Land Rover based on the picture taken of the vehicle as it sped away from the scene of the pedestrian accident. Police are seeking any leads to help bring this criminal to justice. The identity of the pedestrian has not been release because notification of the family is still pending.
As Dallas and Austin personal injury attorneys, we see firsthand the devastation that negligent and, as in this case, criminal acts can have on a family. The driver of the car at issue needs to be held accountable for his actions because there is never an excuse not to render aid. If you have any information, please call the Dallas Police Department immediately.
UPDATE: The victim of this fatal hit and run car accident has been identified as 62 year old Joe King. Police still have not located the driver of the hit and run vehicle.