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Good Samaritan hit by driver who fled scene

On Behalf of | May 24, 2022 | Injuries

Many people in Colorado and elsewhere have a strong sense of empathy and want to assist those in need whenever possible. Sometimes, this involves tending to victims of motor vehicle accidents until help arrives. One good Samaritan was unfortunately seriously injured when the person was struck by another vehicle at a crash scene; the driver of that car fled the accident and has not been found. 

Incident details 

Around 3 a.m. on the morning of May 22, a person, unidentified in the report, was assisting accident victims of a crash that had recently occurred. One of a group of people helping accident victims, the good Samaritan was struck by another vehicle that reportedly plowed through the accident scene and kept driving. The report does not state if any others were injured in the incident. 

Authorities are still trying to locate the driver of the hit-and-run vehicle, but they do not have a vehicle description to go on. They are asking that anyone who may have information regarding the suspect vehicle to contact authorities as soon as possible. The hit-and-run victim suffered unspecified injuries that are not deemed life-threatening. 

Legal recourse 

Although accident victims have the right to pursue civil claims against negligent or reckless drivers who cause serious injuries, not being able to locate the suspect driver can add complexity to the case. If found, the driver will likely face a litany of criminal charges in relation to the accident, which can be used as evidence is a personal injury claim. Even though the driver is not known, the hit-and-run victim may still have options for seeking compensation, and he or she should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in Colorado for assistance.