Hit-and-run accidents aren’t just bad for the victims. They are bad for the person who runs away as well. Running from an accident brings extra charges against you and it also makes it much more likely to be considered the responsible party in a civil lawsuit.
WNGO reported on a hit-and-run accident that happened in November. Police are seeking the public’s help in finding the culprit. Christopher Anders was driving recklessly on North Claiborne Avenue. He lost control and went over the median, hitting a father and his four-year-old child.
Anders’ truck continued down the road and struck a parked pick-up truck. He then fled on foot. Police have been searching for him since. Both the victims survived and were taken to the hospital.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Anders, the NOPD would like to know. Numbers to call can be found inside the link above to leave a tip.
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Recovering compensation from a hit-and-run driver can be difficult, but it is possible. Uninsured motorist insurance may also cover hit-and-run drivers depending on your carrier. If you are worried about this kind of accident, check your policy and see if the coverage limits are high enough for your comfort.
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