An arrest warrant has been issued for a 60 year-old Mount Hope, W.V. driver after police identified him as the driver of a hit-and-run accident that occurred near the entrance of the Mountain Air Mobile Home Park in Hilltop. According to police reports, the man sped off after striking a teen that was waiting for a school bus.
Police say that the man was driving an extended cab pick-up truck when he struck the boy. The driver briefly stopped, but then sped off, leaving the injured boy there. The victim was able to give police a description of the vehicle that hit him before he was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries he received when the truck hit him.
Law enforcement officers were able to identify and locate the driver. They found the man’s truck parked in the driveway of one of the mobile homes located in the mobile home park, although the victim and the driver did not know each other.
Charges against the driver include reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury or death, failure to provide information and render aid at the scene of an accident, and failure to report an accident to law enforcement.
In many hit-and-run accidents, a driver will flee the scene because they do not have insurance on their vehicle. Victims of accidents caused by underinsured/uninsured drivers are often able to recover damages under their own insurance policies. Our law firm has successfully represented victims of hit-and-run drivers. If you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident, contact an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney to find out what legal recourse you may have for pain and loss.