Why Do Drivers Flee After Pedestrian Accidents?

Photo of mother and son crossing street on the crosswalkAnother in a rash of pedestrian accidents struck our area earlier this year when a three-vehicle accident in Garner resulted in a 53-year-old pedestrian losing his life.

According to WRAL-TV, the incident happened around 6:30 am at the intersection of US Highway 401 and Pinewoods Drive. Reportedly, the pedestrian was attempting to cross the four-lane highway when the first car hit him. After that, two other vehicles hit the man as well. He died as a result of the injuries he suffered from the three collisions. One of the three vehicles, a 2010 to 2014 Hyundai Sonata with front-end damage, left the scene of the deadly wreck. As of this writing, police were searching for the driver of the vehicle.

What Can Cause a Driver to Leave the Scene of an Accident?

There can be several reasons why a driver flees an accident scene. In some cases, a driver leaves a crash scene, because they have an outstanding warrant for another crime. Other times, the driver is drunk and does not want to be charged with drunk driving. There are also cases where drivers do not have a valid driver’s license or they are an illegal immigrant who fears deportation. In addition, uninsured drivers flee accident scenes because they lack car insurance or do not have any auto insurance to cover the injuries and damage they caused.

No matter what a driver’s reasoning is for leaving the scene of a traffic crash, whether it is a pedestrian accident, bike accident or car accident, there is no excuse for fleeing an accident scene.

Have you ever been the victim of a hit-and-run car accident? If so, tell us about your experience in the comment section below.



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