A hit-and-run collision on Nov. 15 in Dallas claimed the lives of three women, aged 26, 28 and 45. A toddler was also severely injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. A witness reported that the toddler was grabbed out of the car and handed to someone, although police were unable to verify this information.
The collision occurred at the corner of North Prairie Creek Road and Dunlap Drive. The women were returning from a shopping trip when they were struck while turning left on Dunlap at 6:30 p.m.
Mourners brought flowers to the site of the accident, which was not far from the victims’ home. Family members have plans to hold the funerals in Mexico, the victims’ home country.
There was little reported about the identity of the driver in the other vehicle as the individual was not at the scene of the accident once the police arrived. Witnesses told police that the driver was going approximately 80 miles per hour.
Car accidents can occur for many reasons, including road conditions, poor weather or a negligent driver. Being a family member of a victim who died in a car crash can be financially as well as emotionally difficult. Children left behind may struggle from lack of financial support, and lost wages could affect spouses of those who died in the accident. If the accident was the result of a negligent third-party, a claim may be filed to compensate those affected. Recovery is also possible for the injuries and property damage associated with such a loss.