Officers Looking for Donte Smart in Houston Fatal Collision
Houston, TX (August 24, 2023) – At about 8 p.m. on Sunday, 55-year-old Patrick Taylor was killed in a hit-and-run collision on 9400 Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Investigators said Patrick Taylor was either on the sidewalk or close to it when a white Chevrolet struck him. Houston Fire Department declared him dead at the scene.
Officers said that after getting the temporary license plate off the Impala, the driver left the crash scene in another vehicle. The authorities said they don’t have information about the make or model of the second vehicle.
The authorities are looking for Donte Smart. They said Smart’s belongings were located in the inoperable Impala left after the incident. Officers believe Smart might have details of this incident.
In the meantime, please contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 if you have any information about the whereabouts of Donte Smart. You can contact also contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS to provide information anonymously.
Sweet Lawyers express sympathies to the bereaved family of Patrick Taylor. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.
Patrick Taylor Dies in Houston Traffic Crash
We at Sweet Lawyers understand that losing a loved one in a traffic accident is devastating.
In painful incidents like this, you need the help of legal experts to fight for you and to get the justice your loved one deserves.
The benefit of getting yourself a wrongful death attorney is that they will help you get compensation for the economic and non-economic damages incurred as a result of the death.
However, know that with a wrongful death case, there is a time limit on which the bereaved can take legal action. These restrictions are called the statute of limitations. It will only allow you to file a wrongful death lawsuit within a certain amount of time. When these expire, the legal claim is no longer valid. Thus, the loved ones can no longer file a lawsuit.
Thus, it is crucial to know and understand these time limitations, as they vary from state to state and case to case.
What Follows a Fatal Traffic Collision?
So, to the bereaved of Patrick Taylor, talk to us here at Sweet Lawyers. Our legal experts will guide you on how to go about a possible wrongful death claim.
In fact, when you hire us, our attorneys will exhaust their best to ensure you get the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses and analyze evidence.