No Charges Filed: Lewsville Teen Not Facing Criminal Charges in Accident

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LEWISVILLE-It looks like the 16-year-old teen, Maria Fernanda, involved in the October 24th accident that ended in the death of 12-year-old Eric Lozano will not face any criminal charges.

You'll remember the 16-year-old was learning how to drive with her dad when she put the car in reverse, hit the gas, and struck Eric and his 10-year-old cousin.

NewsFix sat with Tomas Hernandez, the teen's dad, when he shared his apology to the Lozano family.

"I want to tell them I'm very sorry about what happened, I'd like to ask for their forgiveness in my name and my daughter's name, it's a very hard situation for both families," said Hernandez.

Eric's family members stood outside Lewsville P.D. in protest last week--- calling for legal action against the teen's parents. According to Eric's mom, they failed to render aid and fled after hitting Eric.

"If it were your child and they did not stop and lay there with your child until I could arrive or the police, wouldn't you call that a crime?"

But on Thursday, Lewisville cops announced they would not file a case with the D.A., siting there wasn't any violation in Texas law.

Hernandez says Maria Fernanda is having a hard time after the accident.

"She says she doesn't want to get into a car, she says it reminds her of that day," says Hernandez.

Newsfix reached out to the Lozano family attorney, but they declined to comment.

Although no criminal charges will be filed, this tragic accident ends with mourning and hurt for both families.

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