People leave accidents for many reasons. Fear, anger, self-centeredness, and intoxication are common. They don’t want to confront the police. But leaving the scene of an accident is never a good idea. It only leads to more trouble once you are caught and it delays justice for the victims.
If the police find the driver responsible for this story posted by Fox 5, there will be quite a laundry list of charges. The driver crashed his SUV into a Metro PCS store and injured several people inside including a pregnant woman. But instead of staying at the scene to face the consequences, the driver reversed out of the store, hit another vehicle, then drove away.
Three people were treated at the scene and two had to be taken to the hospital. Police are now reviewing the tapes for more information and are asking witnesses to come forward.
Leaving the scene of the crime puts you at risk for additional criminal penalties, and can make it much harder for you to defend against civil charges. Punitive damages are a possibility in a hit and run case because it’s such a callous act.
Have you been injured by a hit and run driver? John Foy & Associates is ready to stand by your side and fight for what you deserve. Don’t let irresponsible drivers keep you from recovering financially after an accident. Call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.