A hit-and-run crash sent a Hampton, Virginia (VA), pedestrian to the hospital on Nov. 27, 2012. The crash occurred shortly after 8 pm near the intersection of Ivy Home Road and Kecoughtan Road, according to police.

WAVY-TV is reporting that authorities have only a vague description of the vehicle involved in the wreck as “a two-door dark colored sedan.” Still, anyone with information is being urged to call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

The injured man did not appear to suffer life-threatening injuries, but the hospital where he stayed overnight released no information beyond stating that he was in stable condition.


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The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

Crashes involving pedestrians rarely leave the people on foot uninjured. And there is never any excuse for a driver who hits a pedestrian to leave the scene of the accident. If the person driving the car in Hampton made some error that caused him or her to strike the walker, that act of negligence or moment of distraction was made far worse but by not stopping to check on the other person’s condition and render assistance if possible.

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Holding a hit-and-run driver accountable for the injuries and damages he or she caused is difficult, but not impossible. As Virginia personal injury attorneys with offices in Hampton, we have handled such cases successfully. If you or a member of your family sustained injuries in a crash caused by a person who then fled the scene, you can begin learning about your legal rights and options by downloading our free report on car accident lawsuits.

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