Imagine coming across an injured person on the roadway. You stop to call 911 for assistance. While you’re on the phone, another driver hits the injured person and knocks the phone out of your hand on the way by. It’s a hit-and-run case that happened recently in Gwinnett.
According to the police, a motorcycle rider coming back from Lake Lanier crashed into the median while negotiating a turn. It was late at night, but someone did stop to call 911. That’s when the incident above happened. The motorcycle rider later died as a result of his injuries.
Police believe that the hit-and-run driver may not have known that they hit something, but the parents of the deceased believe that can’t be the case given the testimony of the witness who called 911. Police are still following leads to find the hit-and-run driver. The family has asked them to turn themselves in.
Could someone truly not know they’ve been in an accident and leave? Possibly, though most people flee because of fear or intoxication rather than simple negligence. Yet even if they didn’t know, that doesn’t absolve them from responsibility.
Have you been injured in a hit-and-run accident? Seek the advice of a personal injury attorney. You may be eligible for compensation. Call John Foy & Associates today to learn more about your legal options. The strong arm is ready to help you.