New York – A hit-and-run accident left a woman suffering multiple serious accident injuries, including fractures, according to police officials. The pedestrian accident details were not fully clear but witnesses saw an elderly man stop at the scene to apparently offer assistance. However, the senior citizen then left the scene of the accident without waiting for police or ambulance personnel to arrive. This did raise some suspicions but police were left with little to go on other than an accident victim with multiple broken bones and injuries. Further investigation of the car crash scene revealed broken remnants from the hit-and-run crash suspect’s vehicle. The police investigation eventually led to identifying the older driver who had been seen at the site of the car collision. It turns out that he was not just a Good Samaritan, as had been initially assumed; instead he is now believed to be the man who was driving and caused the pedestrian collision. The suspect was brought in for questioning and has been accused of leaving the scene of an accident with personal injuries as well as filing a false insurance claim. The insurance fraud part of the case does not shield the insurance company or the man personally from a personal injury lawsuit. You can read more about this pedestrian crash here.
Photo of unassociated accident scene for illustrative purposes only. Photo Credit: Mathew Ursua [License]