One driver, one collision, five deaths – Justice News Flash

Dallas, Texas ( — The church doors had just opened to what was a bright, beautiful Sunday morning in Plano, Texas. As the Hart family was driving back home from a wonderful service, an oncoming Pontiac ran a red light, hitting the minivan of Geoff Hart, and his family. Geoff, his wife, Christy, his 12-year-old daughter Rebekah and two foster children were all killed. Little did the supportive congregation know they would be returning that night for a funeral service to remember their loved ones.

Plano police spokesman Andrae Smith states, “In my many years of being a police officer – and I’ve been a traffic investigator since 2001 – this is by far the most devastating crash I’ve seen.” This story seems provoke deeper feelings of sadness and anger in the community as the Hart family members were truly servants of the church, to their neighborhood, friends and congregation. The Hart couple taught Sunday school classes, worked with the junior high choir and helped with missionary work in Mexico.

Mr Hart often volunteered with Juntos Servimos, a non-profit organization in Dallas. It organizes mission trips to Mexican border communities, providing food, health care, education and housing. Police are currently investigating how fast the oncoming car was traveling in addition to whether or no drugs or alcohol were involved.

Occurrences such as this happen much too often. In 2006 there were 42,642 fatalities due to automobile accidents according to the United States Department of Transportation.

Dallas Legal News Contributor: Amy Witherite, a leading Dallas auto accident injury lawyer
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