An altercation at a party near Eastern Shore Community College in Virginia may have led to a hit-and-run accident on March 22, 2012. Around 1:30 that morning, two people riding in a Jeep were ejected when they were rear-ended by another car that was speeding. One of the people ejected was killed. While the driver that caused the car crash fled the scene on foot, Virginia State Police believe they will be able to find him by running a DNA test on blood that was left behind in his vehicle.
If you have any information about the driver, you can contact 1st Sgt. J-P N. Koushel, Eastern Shore Area Commander of the Virginia State Police. The accident occurred at Phillips Drive and Route 13 in Melfa VA.
While police are piecing together exactly what happened before and during the accident, the car wreck victims and their families should contact an experienced Virginia car accident attorney to discuss the details of the accident and what action needs to be taken. If the driver of the car is found to have caused the car crash, the injured victim may be able to file a personal injury claim and the family of the deceased victim may be entitled to damages from a wrongful death case. A qualified VA personal injury attorney can handle the legal details, leaving the victims to recover and deal with their loss.
If the driver is not found or if it is determined that he is uninsured, this information from a Virginia attorney with experience in hit-and-run accidents will start to explain the process of handling this type of claim.