Hit-and-run crashes are some of the most serious because there’s at least one victim left behind to fend for themselves. The driver who leaves the scene may not know if the victims are safe or even if they’re alive.
When a person leaves the scene of an accident without stopping, it’s called a hit-and-run collision. If that person is caught, they can face serious criminal penalties on top of the potential for insurance claims against them. As always, however, it is important that the person gets to explain their actions and defend themselves. Sometimes, there are explanations that could help others understand why they’d leave the scene.
In this case in Florida, a 33-year-old man was arrested for a hit-and-run crash that resulted in a fatality. The report states that the vehicle’s bumper was left behind at the scene, and a 56-year-old man’s body was discovered in the median. It was around 30 minutes later when officers were able to stop a black vehicle with matching damage.
The driver was accused of a DUI and charged, but he is still under investigation. He did have a criminal record for domestic battery, but this situation still deserves a full investigation to understand what happened.
If you’re involved in a hit-and-run crash and may have been intoxicated at the time, get in touch with your attorney as soon as possible. You’ll want to develop a strong defense and make sure that you’re aware of what you should or should not say to officers during the investigation and in court. The right help could reduce the penalties you face.