Man Killed After Being Struck by Company Vehicle in Hidalgo
One can only hope to never be involved in a company-related accident as a victim. Unfortunately, these cases often happen with the victim having to deal with the aftermath of the incident. Companies employing drivers are obligated to provide insurance should such an incident take place. Unfortunately, car accidents happen under various circumstances. Such was the case of a company employee who struck a pedestrian in Hidalgo.
The March 2014 accident was allegedly caused by speeding and reckless driving. Security cameras from a business near the accident spotted a van traveling an estimated 56 mph in a 30 mph zone. The driver later admitted to police that he’d been speeding and switching lanes. The camera footage shows the victim crossing the street and being struck by the van as the vehicle was changing lanes. The victim suffered injuries to his head, ribs and back, and died the following afternoon.
The driver who was operating the company vehicle will serve 30 days in jail on the weekends as part of a plea deal for a criminal negligent homicide charge. The company’s spokesperson claimed he was not “content” with the situation but stated they handled the situation as needed. The driver is still employed with the company and a criminal background check revealed prior driving-related incidents going as far back as 1991.
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Losing a loved one to reckless driving is an unbearable burden. The J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys is all too familiar with this type of negligence and works hard to help families secure the compensation needed to move on. We understand that no amount of money will brink your loved one back, but it may be the first step in the healing process. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a negligent car accident, visit our office in McAllen to explore your options.