An early morning hit-and-run collision left a Portsmouth, Virginia (VA), pedestrian seriously injured on September 28, 2015. The crash occurred at the intersection of London Boulevard and Effingham Road.
Details on the vehicle and the at-fault driver who fled the scene were scarce, with the Virginian-Pilot reporting only that police were searching for a "dark sedan." Anyone who witnessed the accident or who may know the driver should share that information with the Crime Line by calling (888) LOCK-U-UP (562-5887).
Tracking down the individual who struck and injured the person crossing the street is important. No one should avoid the legal and civil consequences of harming another person simply by driving away. Even if the driver involved in this Portsmouth crash did not, for instance, fail to yield right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, the laws of Commonwealth of Virginia require that drivers involved in a collision stay at the scene.
This collision may create an obligation to compensate the person for the harm caused. Therefore, identifying the hit-and-run driver will allow the injured pedestrian to file insurance claims for medical bills, lost wages and other crash-related expenses.
My Virginia Beach-based personal injury attorney colleagues and I wish the injured person a full and rapid recovery, and we hope the hit-and-run driver is found soon.