Norfolk, Virginia (VA). police have asked members of the public to share any information they may have about a June 11, 2014, hit-and-run accident on Sunset Drive that sent a pedestrian to the hospital with serious injuries. The victim was unable to provide law enforcement officials with a description of the vehicle that struck him at around 2 am. Anyone who witnessed the crash in the Ocean View section of the city is being asked to contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (888-562-5887).
The chances of tracking down the at-fault driver may seem slim since no one can even be sure whether the vehicle involved was a car, pickup truck, van or SUV. Finding the person who hit, hurt and then left the pedestrian is essential, however, because it will be the only chance the victim of the hit-and-run collision has to hold the person accountable.
Healing the injuries pedestrians struck by automobiles suffer can require require weeks or years of expensive medical treatment and physical rehabilitation while also causing the injured person economic hardships due to being unable to work. While an uninsured/underinsured rider on a person's own auto insurance policy can soften those financial blows, the at-fault driver should be the one providing coverage and compensation.
Identifying and recovering damages from hit-and-run drivers is possible, as cases attorneys with our Virginia personal injury law firm have shown. We hope that again proves possible, and we wish the man hurt in this Norfolk wreck a full and speedy recovery.