Illegal Street Takeover in Fort Worth Leads to Double Fatal Crash By Rocky Walton on January 24, 2023

Two people were killed in Fort Worth, Texas, in a tragic accident involving an illegal street takeover. 

Background

The incident occurred on Sunday night around 11 p.m. near the intersection of University Drive, West 7th Street, and White Settlement Road. According to witnesses, several cars were performing dangerous stunts and preventing traffic from passing through the intersection. The police were called to the scene to break up the event and as they arrived, the driver of a red Camaro, which was said to be the leader of the group, fled the scene. Moments later, the Camaro crashed and hit a curb, went down an embankment and flipped over on White Settlement Road and Henderson Street. Two survivors were pulled from the wreckage and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the driver and a passenger, both of whom have not been identified, were killed. The crash happened in front of Crash Brothers Paint & Body and the owner, Chris Garcia, said he is thinking of the families of those killed. He also mentioned that street racing is a common problem in the area and that this roundabout is a recipe for disaster. According to the president of the Linwood Neighborhood Association, street racing is an ongoing issue every Sunday night. The police did not chase the Camaro and did not release the approximate speed at which it was traveling when it crashed. The accident is still under investigation.

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Hiring a lawyer in a crash that results in wrongful deaths like this is important for several reasons. A lawyer can help investigate the accident and determine the liable party. They can also assist with filing insurance claims and ensuring that the victims receive fair compensation. They can negotiate with insurance companies on the victim's behalf and represent them in court if necessary. They can also provide guidance and advice on the legal process and the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit. Additionally, a lawyer can offer emotional support for the victims and their families as they navigate the legal process and focus on their recovery. Overall, having a lawyer can help ensure that the rights of the victims are protected and that they receive fair compensation for their losses.

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