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Police locate the driver involved in fatal hit-and-run accident

A hit-and-run accident poses several additional problems and steps in the investigation of an accident. When a vehicle or person is struck in a truck accident, the severity of the damages and injuries typically increases. Due to the large size of a truck, a pedestrian or person in a smaller vehicle struck by a much larger vehicle can endure life-threatening injuries that can end tragically. The truth of the matter is that an automobile has little chance of being able to survive a truck accident without damage or injuries, especially if the truck was traveling at a higher speed and directly hit the vehicle.

A fatal hit-and-run accident recently occurred in southern New Jersey. The accident happened when an elderly woman was crossing the street at around 7:00 p.m. Witnesses stated that they saw the truck turning onto Main Street following the collision. The woman was pronounced dead about 30 minutes following the accident. The truck and its driver were nowhere to be found near the accident site. Authorities now have located the truck and identified the driver suspected to be involved in the accident.

No further details have been provided at this time and investigation of this accident is still ongoing. The surviving family members of the woman killed in this pedestrian accident may be able to file a wrongful death suit in this case against the driver, if he or she is found to be negligent. Any compensation that is ultimately awarded for the claim could go towards expenses incurred in the collision, such as medical bills, funeral costs, damages and pain and suffering.

A fatal motor vehicle accident is very tragic and can cause huge financial burdens for the family of the deceased. In addition, investigating a hit-and-run incident can be a lengthy and emotional process which can cause additional hardships for the loved ones of a victim in the accident.

Source: Fox News, “Police find driver, truck that fatally struck New Jersey woman,” March 4, 2013

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