Hit and run accidents usually involve two vehicles, or a vehicle and a pedestrian. But they can happen in single-car crashes as well. If you leave your car behind after a crash, there’s a possibility you can get charged. The chances are much higher if you leave behind someone injured.
A tragic case in Cherokee County reported by Fox 5 involved a fatality. A car was leaving 575 on the exit to Riverstone Parkway and lost control. It hit the treeline. The driver of the crash broke their leg, but despite that left the car and went walking down the interstate.
The passenger in the car, a mother of two, was left to die from her injuries. Once police found the crash, a quick search found the driver. He was taken into custody and charged with vehicular homicide and other charges. Police are not sure why the driver ran off, but they are waiting for toxicology results.
There’s a case to be made that the driver was in shock due to a combination of the broken leg and watching the death of his friend, but there are many other reasons they could have left as well. Whatever the case, we hope that the family of the deceased gets the answers they need and the compensation they deserve.
Never leave the scene of an accident until you’ve talked to the police. It’s not just a good legal idea, but it will also help you in insurance negotiations. If you’ve been injured in an accident, call John Foy & Associates today for a consultation.