It may take time, and it may even be in another state, but the police will do what they can to find hit-and-run drivers. They have arrested a suspect in Texas after hitting a father and a four-year-old boy in New Orleans several months ago. NOLA.com has the story.
Police have been hunting for Christopher Anders after an accident in November. The victims were coming home from a post-game party at Claiborne Avenue and Kerlerec Street. They were walking under an I-10 overpass when they were struck by Anders. They were on the median at the time.
The victims were taken to the hospital. The suspect crashed their car into a parked truck, then he ran away before the police arrived. They have been hunting since. The U.S. Marshals Service and the Warrant Squad of the NOPD found the suspect in Austin, Texas.
The condition of the victims is unknown, but now that police have arrested the suspect we will find out more in the news as the case proceeds. Hopefully the victims can receive compensation as well as justice from the state.
Even if a driver runs away, it is still possible to receive compensation from your insurance company. It is usually treated as if an uninsured driver hit you. If the suspect is arrested, the insurance company could try to sue the suspect directly to get the money they paid out.
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