Some of the worst accidents are hit-and-run accidents. For most people, it seems unthinkable that anyone would hit and seriously injure another person while behind the wheel then leave the scene of an accident. Yet that's what happened in Las Vegas recently.
Eyewitnesses to the accident say that the driver was traveling at speeds in excess of 60 mph when he struck another vehicle. The impact sent the speeding vehicle sliding approximately 300 feet and into the victims who were crossing the intersection. The accident happened about seven miles northwest of the Las Vegas Strip.
The driver fled the scene of the multiple injury accident; however he left his bumper with license plate behind. Police were able to locate and apprehend the 50-year-old male driver to a location about a mile south of the accident.The Lass Vegas Metropolitan Police Department indicated that the incident left two adults and three children injured. Two of those children are listed in critical condition. No names have yet been released.
The instinct to fight or fly is built into all of us as human beings. However, decency, common sense and the law require drivers involved in an accident to stay at the scene until being released by law enforcement officers. From a personal injury perspective, a convicted hit-and-run driver could have to pay punitive damages in court.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident involving a hit-and-run driver, contact the law offices of Goldstein and Bashner today.
As your legal representatives, we will diligently fight for your rights and fight to make sure you get every dollar of compensation you deserve and work to make sure those responsible are held accountable. Contact us today at 516-222-4000 in order to schedule a free consultation regarding your New York car accident case.