Connecticut drivers probably know that when they become involved in a crash, the right thing to do is to stop, move their vehicle off the road and report the accident to law enforcement. If someone is injured, a person should render any aid they can until rescue workers arrive. Unfortunately, if a driver does not follow these rules, a person may become the victim of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident.
Recently, a Connecticut woman was riding her bicycle when she was struck by a pickup truck. She suffered serious injuries as a result. The driver that struck the woman did not stop, and rather fled the scene, leaving the victim to fend for herself.
Police are currently interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence to locate the driver at fault. They were able to get the license plate number of the offending vehicle. They are asking for the public’s help to locate the driver and the vehicle. They describe the suspect’s vehicle as a white late model pickup with damage to the front end.
When a Connecticut resident becomes the victim of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, he or she may feel helpless. Medical bills, funeral expenses and loss of wages due to inability to work because of injuries can quickly become overwhelming. In many cases, a victim can benefit from the help of an experienced attorney. An attorney can help a victim take a case through the legal system, and help seek justice against a careless driver that caused the individual to suffer.