Scott Monge Reports: Police Seek Hit-And-Run Perpetrators
Hit-and-run accidents are more common in the United States than many people realize, and they leave a significant impact on both the victim and on the perpetrator. The most recent statistics available reflect 1,449 fatal hit-and-run accidents occur across the country every year. In many of these cases, the driver of the vehicle flees the scene as an instinctive reaction to escape any consequences associated with the accident, with the ultimate result being harsh penalties and potential prison time for those found guilty.
If you have been involved in a hit-and-run accident, Scott Monge of Monge & Associates can provide reliable legal representation. Our team of experienced lawyers has seen it all, and we have the track-record to ensure that you receive exceptional assistance throughout the process. Call us today at (800) 860-8021, and we will organize a consultation to evaluate your situation.
Hit-and-Run Accident Kills Cyclist
In a recent case covered by the Savannah Morning News, a bicyclist was killed in a tragic hit-and-run accident. According to the report, the incident took place in the early evening, and the cyclist was declared dead on the scene after being hit by a vehicle, which immediately left the scene of the crime.
According to police, nearby roads were closed for a number of hours as they investigated the case. However, the driver of the vehicle was not found during the process. The investigation into the case is ongoing, and police urged eye witnesses who may have information on the identity of the driver to come forward.
Woman Struck Down in Hit-and-Run
In a similar incident that took place in Georgia over the same weekend, a 31-year-old woman was knocked down in a hit-and-run accident. WSAV reports that police were called to the scene of the accident, where they found the lady lying in the roadway. When police arrived on the scene, they found the woman with severe leg injuries and concluded that she had been struck by a vehicle that had subsequently left the scene.
As is the case in many hit-and-run accidents of this nature, there was no immediate news of the driver’s arrest, and descriptions of the vehicle were sparse. According to the victim, who was sent to a nearby hospital for treatment, the vehicle may have been black; however, she was unable to provide any further assistance on its appearance.
The investigation is still ongoing in this case, and police have yet to make any arrests. They have appealed to any people who may have witnessed a black Cadillac leaving the region to come forward.
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