2 Firefighters Injured In Hit And Run Crash
Firefighters help those in need. But what happens when they are the victims and need help? This situation recently occurred in Houston when an ambulance was T-boned by another vehicle.
The crash happened on the morning of March 20 at Parker Road and Airline Drive. Two firefighters were injured. The other driver fled the accident scene.
An ambulance was heading south on Airline Drive. It was returning to the fire station when it was T-boned by a Chevy Avalanche. The Chevy Avalanche fled the accident scene. Two firefighters inside the ambulance were taken to a local hospital. They are currently in stable condition. No patients were inside the ambulance at the time of the crash.
Police officers investigated the accident scene and have recovered pieces of debris from the Chevy Avalanche. The vehicle should have heavy front-end damage. Anyone with information on the crash should call the Houston Police Department.
After a Hit and Run Accident in Texas
Hit and run accidents are becoming more and more common. This is a sad reality, as it shows that people refuse to take responsibility for a car accident. Plus, the victims are left to suffer on their own without prompt medical treatment. Many of these incidents result in serious injuries or death.
When you can’t find the liable party, this can be a frustrating situation. You should not be burdened by the damages caused by a negligent driver. The good news is that a lawyer can help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, vehicle damage, and other damages caused by a hit and run driver.
If you are a victim of a hit and run crash, do the following:
- Check on everyone involved. Make sure they are safe. If they have injuries, call 911.
- Call the police. A police report will be helpful in your car accident case. Plus, the police can look for clues that will help them find the hit and run driver.
- Jot down details. If you remember anything about the driver, such as the color or type of vehicle, that will be helpful to police. Even if you only saw a few characters of the license plate, that can help police track down the hit and run driver.
- Call your insurance company. Let your agent know about the crash so they can help you fix the damage. They will help you understand your coverage. If you have uninsured motorist coverage, it will likely pay for your damages.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
It’s always sad when emergency workers like firefighters — who are often the first ones at an accident scene — are the ones who are injured. It’s especially frustrating when the accident is caused by a hit and run driver.
Get the legal help you need from a Houston hit and run accident attorney from The West Law Office, PLLC. Don’t pay for someone else’s negligence. To schedule a free consultation with our office, fill out the online form or call 281-347-3247.