Missouri residents know hit and run accidents can often leave a victim feeling helpless. If the other driver is not found, he or she could get away with a serious incident. The victim may not know how the damages they sustained will be taken care of should the other driver not come forward. When pedestrian accidents involve a hit and run driver, the situation can seem unfathomable.
A 39-year-old man was crossing the street when he was struck by a passing vehicle. It was reported that the driver of the vehicle did not remain on the scene. It was also reported that a short time later a man stopped at the scene and seemed to be attempting to assist the victim. He also allegedly took a broken mirror from the scene and left before police arrived.
The victim had been reported as being in serious condition. Police are looking to question the man who stopped and removed possible evidence from the scene. He was described as being in his 30s with blond hair. Police are also looking for a dark colored vehicle.
Police will continue to investigate the incident in hopes of finding the hit and run driver so proper protocols for an accident can be followed. The driver could be facing a number of serious allegations, some of which being exacerbated due to his leaving the scene of an accident. Victims of pedestrian accidents can be lucky to be alive, and the victim in this case may wish to seek a personal injury claim when the driver is found. Sustaining serious injuries can lead to mounting medical bills and possible lost wages due to missing work, and the victim may be entitled to compensation for damages permitted under Missouri law.
Source: fox4kc.com, "Hit and run driver may have returned to the scene and taken evidence," Michelle Pekarsky, May 31, 2013