The Columbia Police Department has arrested the driver of a hit-and-run accident that occurred on Saturday night, Feb. 17. The driver turned herself in to authorities after striking three victims who were fixing a stalled vehicle on the 400 block of Wildwood Avenue. All three of the victims were taken to the hospital.
The driver was charged with hit and run involving great bodily injury and two counts of hit and run involving minor injury. She will also be facing three counts of failing to render aid to the victims, driving too fast for conditions and failure to possess a driver’s license. Please see the link below for the news story referenced in this article.
What happens after a hit-and-run accident?
Whether involving a pedestrian vs. motor vehicle or only automobiles, hit-and-run accidents often create unique issues because of the potential difficulty in locating the at-fault driver. While the driver in the story cited above came forward, that is not always the case and it is important to act quickly to identify and preserve any evidence that might exist. Regardless whether the at-fault driver is eventually identified, it is essential to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options and ensure that your rights are protected. We regularly provide free consultations for individuals who have suffered personal injuries in these and other accidents, and would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your case today.