Woman Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run on Elm Street in Denton

Woman Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run on Elm Street in Denton

Woman Seriously Injured in Denton Pedestrian Accident on Elm Street

Denton, Texas (October 26, 2023) – A woman was seriously injured Monday night in a hit-and-run accident in Denton, according to the police.

The accident happened around 9:30 p.m., October 23, on Elm Street, north of Texas Woman’s University.

Police said the woman was walking on the sidewalk when she was struck by a vehicle.

The vehicle fled the scene after the accident. 

The woman was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The vehicle was described as a black, 2010-2013 Kia Optima and is missing its passenger-side mirror and likely has additional damage.

The police are investigating the crash. Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to contact investigators at 940-349-8363.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

There are many different reasons why automobile, pedestrian, 18-wheeler, bicycle, and motorcycle accidents occur, including driver negligence, driver inattention, texting and driving, speeding, fatigue, failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign, or private drive, running a red light, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While the factors listed above are the main causes of most accidents, there may also be other factors involved, which is why it’s important that an investigation be conducted before evidence disappears, especially in cases involving a fatality.  At Joel A. Gordon & Associates, we will act quickly to secure accident scene photos, interview witnesses, obtain police records, and secure other valuable evidence needed to win your case.  Call now for a free consultation.

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1. In some cases it may be very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including but not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before its disappears.
2. In Texas it is illegal for anyone to contact the family by telephone or in-person to convince the family to hire a law firm or attorney unless the family contacted the law firm or attornay first.
3. Under Texas law, wrongful death actions can be brought by a spouse (husband or wife), child (son or daughter), or parent (mother or father). A claim can also be brought on behalf of the deceased estate. the statute of limitations in Texas for wrongful death is two years from the date of the incident.