Few crimes are as heartless as hit-and-run accidents. Not only are reckless drivers trying to evade the justice system, they are leaving someone at the scene of an accident that could desperately need medical attention. As wrongful death lawyers in Indianapolis, we know that when hit-and-runs take a life, it’s that much worse for the surviving family as well because they can’t put a face and name on the person that took away their loved one.
Just last month there was a terrible accident at the intersection of Bolton Avenue and Staughton Drive. A 41-year-old woman was walking to a bus stop when she was hit by an SUV. The woman was disabled having limited hearing and vision, and the accident left her in critical condition. To make matters worse, the driver fled the scene.
The woman was rushed to IU Health Methodist while investigators searched for the runaway driver. Police had something on their side, though. Surveillance cameras caught the make and model of the SUV that hit the woman. When this footage hit the news, the driver knew his days were numbers and he eventually turned himself in.
He was facing charges of failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury. Those charges are going to get much worse for him, however, because unfortunately the woman that he hit has passed away from her injuries. What could have at one time been considered a tragic accident, will now likely lead to vehicular homicide charges for the driver. He may lose his freedom, but the family of the woman who was killed have lost much, much more.
Loved One Killed In An Accident? Contact Indianapolis Wrongful Death Lawyers Today!
The Ken Nunn Law Office knows that losing a loved one in an accident might be the hardest thing a family could ever go through. Our Indianapolis wrongful death attorneys want to help by holding those that took away your loved one responsible for their negligence.