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Man Wanted in West Virginia Hit-and-Run Accident Finally Captured

A man who was on the run after a Wayne County, West Virginia (WV), wreck that seriously injured three people has been arrested. According to WYMT. The 27-year-old suspect was found hiding in a closet in a Huntington Avenue apartment after police spent several days searching for him.

Further investigations revealed that the suspect was wanted not only for the car accident, but also for running out of a courtroom in August of 2011. His reason for leaving the scene of the car crash was that he did not wat to be arrested on his outstanding felony warrants. He also misled authorities by giving a false name and social security number.

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Now that the suspect has been arrested, he is facing charges of driving with a suspended license, failing to report an accident, three counts of leaving the scene of an accident where bodily harm was caused and three counts of failing to render aid to the injured.

The victims of the hit-and-run accident should consult with a personal injury attorney in West Virginia to discuss their legal options. The recklessness and disregard for human life prominently displayed by the hit-and-run driver would be taken into consideration when pursuing damages for personal injuries.

To learn more about what to do after being the victim of an accident caused by a driver who bolts the scene or has no insurance, check out this consumer report written by an experienced injury attorney.

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