Most Pennsylvania motorists understand driving is a privilege that comes with a great deal of responsibility. We all must obey the rules of the road in order to stay collectively safe. If a driver is responsible for causing an accident, he or she is required by law to stay at the scene. Hit and run drivers do more than just break the law, they also violate the generally accepted belief that we should all take responsibility for our own actions.
Recently in Erie, a man suffered a broken ankle when the white Corvette he was driving was struck by a black Mustang. According to witnesses, the driver of the Mustang was moving at a rapid rate of speed when he missed a turn and then struck the Corvette on its side. The Mustang is said to have then fled from the scene.
A witness says that 911 was called immediately following the accident. The driver of the Corvette was trapped in the car for a period of time before being taken to a hospital.
Fortunately, witnesses report the driver of the Mustang returned to the scene after around 20 minutes after the accident. He is said to have spoken with police investigators. As of the writing of this post, there had been no decision on whether or not charges would be filed.
It is a good thing that the driver who was allegedly responsible for the accident decided to come back and speak to the police. All too often, hit and run drivers leave the scene and are never identified or held liable for the injuries and damages they caused.
If you are ever in an accident with a hit-and-run driver, you may find it difficult to get the full measure of compensation you need from an insurance company. A Pennsylvania auto accident attorney could go over your policy and may be able to help you negotiate the largest possible payout.