Young man injured in Maryland hit and run
On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Car Accidents on January 25, 2013.
Drivers have a legal obligation to operate their vehicles safely each and every time they get behind the wheel; however, there are clearly times when people shirk their responsibility to exercise due caution. When this occurs, too often innocent people pay the price. That was the case recently in Maryland, where a young man was injured in a hit-and-run accident.
The 19-year-old man was looking for jumper cables while the van he was riding in was disabled on the side of a road in Essex. He reportedly saw a truck speeding toward him and moved to push the female driver of the van out of the way of the truck. As he was pushing her away, both he and the van were hit by the other vehicle.
The young man was knocked into the middle of the street from the impact. He was taken to a medical facility to be treated for shock trauma, but the exact nature of his injuries wasn’t reported.
The driver of the truck unlawfully left the scene but was later arrested on a charge of hit and run after police located the truck on Poplar Road. The 32-year-old female driver has since been released from custody.
There is no such thing as a pleasant car accident, but a hit-and-run accident is particularly traumatic. Victims of hit-and-run crashes are entitled to compensation for injuries, and Maryland residents who have to confront such a situation need to be aware of their legal options.
Source: ABC2News.com, “Woman charged in hit and run accident,” Michael Quander, Jan. 13, 2013