Adan Hilario Jr. died in a car accident in Patton Village, Texas. Sgt. Stacey Baumgartner died in the crash as well. The unfortunate accident occurred on June 19, 2016. We would anticipate that this case may result in a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit, especially once the investigation is complete.
According to reports, Baumgartner was on duty pursuing an alleged drunk driver when a truck with Hilario in it crashed into the police vehicle. Six people were taken to receive emergency medical treatment and they are reportedly in critical condition. Hilario and Baumgartner died as a result of the extreme injuries they sustained in the accident. Our hearts and deepest sympathies go out to the friends and families of Hilario and Baumgartner.
Garrett William Nee had charges placed on him of murder in the officer’s death, intoxication manslaughter for Hilario and Baumgartner, and six counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle.
What was the cause of the accident? Was anyone distracted or under the influence? Are there any other factors missing from this report?
It is always sad to hear about fatal car collisions, and this accident is equally as sad. The roads are always a place where unpredictable moments take place. That is why driving safely is so important.
Although the police are doing their own investigating, they cannot always be fully relied upon. There are some questions that may still need answers and some actions that may need explanations. Personal injury lawyers do not always rely on the police reports. They often hire private investigators to find the answers to additional questions. Investigators often obtain helpful information that is not included in the police report, information that family members sometimes want to know.
The facts of this case may support a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit. The Weaver Law Firm understands that family and friends may have plenty of questions regarding wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits.
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