The woman that caused the motorcycle accident went left of center, hit the motorcycle, then got out of her car and ran. Police have not found her. The motorcycle rider suffered very serious injuries, including a leg so damaged it required amputation before he could be transported to the hospital.
While it is not clear whether or not the hit-and-run driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is a definite possibility. People who cause car wrecks while drunk or on drugs frequently leave the scene to avoid a DUI charge, particularly if they are repeat offenders.
As the police continue to search for the at-fault driver, the victim of this horrible accident faces the arduous task of recovering from his injuries and adjusting to the fact that he has lost a limb. In our experience as VA personal injury attorneys representing clients who have lost fingers, toes, arms or legs, we know that the psychological harm done to the victim can be overwhelming and the financial burden of surgeries, physical therapy, and prosthetics is huge, especially when the individual is most likely unable to work and his or her family is missing work time to help with the recovery.
This article from one our VA personal injury firms provides information regarding amputations resulting from accidents, including the emotional and financial toll it can take on the victim, where these types of accidents occur, and why it is important to hire an attorney that has experience in amputation accident cases. Our thoughts are with the victim and his family during this most trying time.