Auto accidents are a common reason for people suffering injuries and fatalities in Massachusetts. These can happen for various reasons. Regardless of how it happened, a fundamental part of any crash is that the driver is expected to remain at the scene to check if anyone is injured and to exchange insurance information. Failure to do so will inevitably make the situation worse as it may lead to an arrest once the driver is found. People who have been hurt in this type auto accident should be aware of their rights and know how to pursue compensation in a legal filing.
Driver crashes into pedestrian, flees, and hits two other vehicles
A recent accident resulted in two people suffering injuries and the driver swimming to escape the consequences. According to the investigation, the 39-year-old Connecticut man was driving a Chevrolet Silverado when he hit a female pedestrian. He fled the scene and a short distance away had another accident involving two other vehicles. He got out of the pickup and ran. He was seen swimming away in a nearby river. Officers pursued him with K9 units, but he escaped.
The pedestrian was injured and hospitalized. Her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. One person was hurt in the three-vehicle accident. Law enforcement used the vehicle left behind to determine the man’s identity. He surrendered and was placed under arrest on a litany of charges for fleeing the scene of an accident in which people were injured, property damage, driving recklessly and other allegations.
After an auto accident, consulting with a legal professional can be critical
After an auto accident, people’s lives can be changed forever. In addition to the physical challenges a person will face, there can be lost income, massive medical costs, the inability to contribute to a family, emotional aftereffects and more. These are made worse when a driver decides not to stay at the scene and instead commits a hit and run.
Although the people who were hurt in this accident were said not to be seriously injured, there can be lingering problems that arise as time passes. Often, people are unaware as to how injured they are. This is frequently true with back injuries and head trauma. Everyone who was involved should make certain they have a medical assessment and consult with an experienced legal professional to determine if they should pursue a legal filing for compensation.