62 year-old Elaine Burbridge turned herself over to authorities today and is charged with failing to stop and render aid after hitting a young Devin Byrd last week.
It’s been five days since Burbridge hopped a curb near the intersection of Twilight Trail and Floyd Road in Richardson and hit Devin, dragging the boy and his go-kart several feet. From evidence at the scene, investigators have determined that Burbridge knew she hit the boy and yet kept on going. Read Richardson Police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Perlich’s comments on this story by CBS News.
Even though Devin Byrd suffered a fractured skull, we are looking forward to his return to health. He is recovering from emergency surgery at Childrens Medical Center.
Accident attorney Jeff Rasansky has dealt with numerous hit and runs in his career. As he’s encouraged us previously, “the desire and passion to do the right thing should always override the temporary consequences of owning up to a mistake.” It’s easy to panic when an accident occurs – especially when it involves injuring a child! But owning up is the right thing to do. Thankfully, Ms. Burbridge did just that.
From all of us at RLF: get well soon, Devin! Drive safely, Dallas.