A woman from Charlestown, Massachusetts was recently injured in a hit-and-run car accident. The driver who allegedly caused the crash turned left in front of another vehicle. The woman, who was a passenger in the car that was hit, sustained minor injuries. Both vehicles were extremely damaged in the car accident.
The driver who pulled out in front of the other vehicle fled the scene of the accident. A nearby surveillance camera recorded his activity shortly after the crash. Additionally, a bystander reported seeing the man talking on his cellphone just after the accident and then running away. It is not reported whether the other driver was injured, but the woman who was a passenger had to be taken by ambulance to the local hospital.
Later that afternoon, the man turned himself in to police. He explained to police that he was afraid of being caught because he knew his license was revoked. The man will later be summoned to court for several charges, including leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. The other charges are related to lack of compliance with traffic laws.
When the court date arrives, the most serious charge against the man will likely be leaving the scene of an accident. The woman who was injured did not sustain serious injuries, but the cost of hospital care can still be devastating. Any injured victim of a car accident may benefit from seeking the help of someone familiar with Massachusetts personal injury law to help him or her obtain compensation. If a personal injury claim is successfully litigated, the injured party can focus on physical healing in the months to come.