Police were seeking a truck driver after a hit and run incident that damaged a utility pole and caused a vehicle rollover. The incident in Connecticut resulted in a search for the driver of the truck. The negligent truck driver was later found by police and charged for the alleged crimes.
The crash occurred on Friday, August 18 at approximately 11:35 p.m. The truck, described as a black truck with a loud exhaust and a possible lift kit, fled the scene after the crash that caused another vehicle to rollover and break the utility pole. The truck was also described as having an after-market lighting kit and after-market hub caps, making the appearance of the vehicle more noticeable. Authorities closed the highway for both directions of traffic after the incident and were initially unable to locate the elusive driver.
Police later apprehended the fleeing suspect but have not yet released any charges for the driver. Social media was employed to help with the search as police requested assistance from the community in locating the suspect. There were no reports on the status on the driver of the other vehicle or of any passengers.
The negligent truck driver has allegedly destroyed important infrastructure as well as harming another person. By fleeing the scene, he has also committed additional crimes. If injured, the driver of the other vehicle may be considering seeking justice for his inconvenience. In Connecticut, he has the right to consult an attorney for help in filing a lawsuit for a personal injury case.
Source: wtnh.com, “Waterford Police are investigating car crash on Route 32“, Jennifer Walsh, Aug. 19, 2017