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WVIR-TV reports a diver who caused a two-car accident May 20, 2013, on Route 250 near Hydraulic Road was arrested for reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
Unfortunately, drivers’ leaving the scene of a car wreck is not rare. If you are hit, be sure to get a good look at the driver of the vehicle that hit you. Also get the tag number. The tag number alone may not be enough. You may have to identify the driver if the owner of the vehicle says he or she was not driving it.
If you cause a wreck, don’t leave the scene until police arrive and release you. Leaving the scene of an accident when no injuries occurred can still result in a misdemeanor charge. Leaving the scene of an accident when someone has suffered physical injuries can result in a felony charge.
Source: NBC29.com, “Police Arrest Driver who Fled Rt. 250 Accident“, May 22, 2013.
For more legal information, please contact Yvonne Griffin, an experienced Charlottesville Personal Injury attorney helping people injured in automobile, truck and motorcycle accidents.
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