When one is involved in an accident, it is a legal obligation to stay at the scene. If the accused leaves without identifying himself, then it is a hit and run. The rate of hit and run accidents has increased, as 11% of all car accidents are hit and run.
It is the driver’s legal responsibility to help the injured person, call emergency medical services and report the accident to local law enforcement. If the driver fails to perform his duties after being in an accident, then he can receive a traffic ticket. If the accident results in the death of a person, then the driver can be charged with “felony hit and run.”
Hit and Run Accident Statistics in Danbury, Bridgeport, Stamford, Greenwich in CT
- According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), in 2012 and 2013, 36% of car accidents involved a pedestrian and resulted in death.
- In 2013, there were 1460 hit and run accidents reported.
- In 2014, reported hit and runs were 1920.
- According to recent statistics, approximately 11% of all car accidents are hit and run.
Hit and Run Accident Attorney in Danbury, Bridgeport, Stamford, Greenwich in CT
If you or someone you know has been in a Connecticut hit and run accident, then The Reinken Law Firm can assist. Your case receives full attention and we will not charge until you get justice. Contact us online or call 203-418-7037 to schedule your free consultation.