Hit-and-run accidents are always difficult to deal with for everyone involved, including the victims if they survive, the families of the victims and even the police who must spend resources attempting to identify, locate and apprehend the driver. While most people assume that these types of crashes involve actual impact, some of them do not. Tragically, one person was killed recently in what police are calling a 'non-contact' hit-and-run case.
According to CBS 5:
"A 21-year-old driver was killed and his 20-year-old passenger injured
in a crash that temporarily blocked Interstate 80 in both directions in
Richmond Wednesday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol spokesman
The crash happened shortly after 3:50 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 80 east of Carlson Boulevard, according to the CHP.
Officer Sam Morgan said, according to preliminary information from
witnesses, the victims' 1995 Acura Integra spun out of control and
crashed into a pole on the right-hand shoulder of the highway after it
was cut off by another car. The case is being treated as a possible
non-contact hit-and-run because the other vehicle didn't stop, Morgan
Almost any act by a driver that causes another to crash can be considered a hit-and-run if the driver causing the accident flees the scene. In addition, that at-fault driver could face both criminal charges and civil liability for the loss created. If you or someone you love has been harmed in an accident, you need the help of California personal injury attorneys who understand what it takes to hold those responsible for these types of unnecessary losses accountable. Contact the Scarlett Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.