Father of 12-Year-Old Driver who Killed Man with Car Faces Charges

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A Houston father has been charged with criminally negligent homicide and endangering a child as a result of letting his daughter drive his vehicle. His daughter struck and killed a man and his dog while she was driving.

The crash occurred on Beverly Hill Street at Fountain View in an apartment complex. The man who was killed was walking his dog. There was a two-year-old in the backseat of the vehicle. Initially, the father told police he was driving, but they discovered he was driving. Police are uncertain why the girl was driving. The girl is at home with her family. The father posted bond and was released but was taken into ICE custody after he bonded out. 

This tragic accident has destroyed the lives of two families. This accident should serve as an important reminder about how important it is to take automobiles and driving very seriously. When accidents occur, even minor accidents, they can be deadly. Victims have the right to compensation, either from the insurance policy of the wrongful party, the wrongful party’s personal assets, or even their own insurance policy. 

If you have been injured in an automobile accident because of the negligence of another person, you have the right to compensation. You can seek damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you are in the Houston area, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. We will provide you with a free consultation on your case. Call us to learn more or to schedule your consultation.

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