The idea that a person could be involved in a fatal accident and not stop to even attempt to help a victim may seem unfathomable to many people. Unfortunately, it is not altogether uncommon for drivers to leave the scene of such crashes, leading authorities to conduct extensive searches for the culprits. During this time, the families of the hit-and-run victims may be anxiously awaiting more information.
One family in New York may be in such a predicament after a recent event. Reports stated that a man was riding a bicycle on a roadway when he was hit by a vehicle. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. The collision caused considerable damage to the windshield of the vehicle, but the driver did not stop.
The bicyclist was taken from the scene to an area hospital, but he succumbed to the injuries he suffered. He was reported as being 30 years old. At the time of the report, the driver of the vehicle had not been found, but police had a photograph of the vehicle and were continuing to investigate.
The family of the man killed in this hit-and-run accident certainly hope that the driver considered at fault is located soon. While they wait for more information from authorities, they may wish to begin exploring the possible legal options they may take against that driver once he or she is located. Filing a wrongful death claim against that person could allow them to seek compensation for funeral expenses, emotional trauma and other damages permitted under New York law.
Source: New York Daily News, “Hit-and-run driver kills cyclist, doesn’t even stop in Brooklyn“, Thomas Tracy, Sept. 30, 2017