Hit-and-run accidents present many difficult issues. Since the law states that a driver who is in a crash is legally obligated to stop whether there were injuries or not, a crash quickly turns into an investigation with an arrest likely when the person who fled is found. For those who were injured in a car accident, legal assistance is essential regardless of the circumstances, but particularly so when it is a hit-and-run.
A 20-year-old woman was hurt when she was hit by a pickup truck as she crossed the street. The accident happened at around 7 p.m. and the driver of the pickup fled the scene. She was taken to the hospital and said to be stable. As law enforcement sought the driver, they were informed that it was a white male with a beard driving a red pickup. He was said to have exited the vehicle after the crash, looked at the victim, then gotten back into the vehicle and departed the scene. The next morning, a 34-year-old man came forward and admitted he was the driver. He is expected to be charged with causing an accident with death or personal injury, reckless driving, and not notifying police after an accident.