On Monday night, a Wichita Falls man was struck by a car on the 1700 block of 7th Street. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Thomson Lee Asbury, 44 years old, was found in the street. Authorities believe that Mr. Asbury was struck by a car and run over, because he had visible tire tracks on his body. Once he was found, he was swiftly airlifted to a hospital in Fort Worth. There is no word on his current condition or the extent of his injuries.
Pedestrian Crashes in Texoma
The victim in this particular crash, Thompson Lee Asbury, was shot multiple times over a decade ago. As a result of those injuries, he is permanently disabled. Very little information has been released about this wreck, which is likely still under investigation. Police officers are asking anybody with information about the hit-and-run crash to come forward. Witnesses or anybody with information about the driver can call Crime Stoppers at 322-9888. Last week, we reported on the seven-year-old Texoma girl who was fatally struck by a semi truck. The little girl and her sister were crossing 287 when she was hit by the big rig.
Hit-and-run crashes are always shocking, but especially when they occur at night, when it might take additional time for emergency crews to reach a victim. In many cases, a few minutes could mean the difference between life and death for a victim. If a driver strikes a person and leaves the scene of the crime, the victim, who could be unconscious, will have to wait for help to arrive.
Staying Abreast of Official Investigations
Crashes involving drivers who flee the scene are often incredibly complicated. Obviously, there is nobody to exchange insurance information with. Even if you have full coverage, getting compensated for your injuries and the damages is going to be difficult at best. Insurance companies are frequently looking out for their own bottom line. Rarely, are even well-insured victims in ‘good hands’ after a wreck. You should definitely speak with an attorney if you’ve been injured in an accident. You might think that because you aren’t dealing with another person’s insurance company, you don’t need legal help. Nothing is further from the truth. An experienced personal injury lawyer can stay on top of official investigations and make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.