Car accidents happen all the time, but some are more infuriating — and legally dubious — than others. There are many examples of these “infuriating and dubious” accidents: drunk driving accidents, speeding accidents, crashes that involve drivers that are using their cell phones, and fatigued drivers are all examples of accidents that are infuriating and also leave the at-fault driver in a legally vulnerable position. And rightfully so.
Another example is a hit and run accident, and one just happened recently in Atlanta, Georgia. The accident happened last night when a blue Maserati hit another car at an intersection. The struck car then spun off and into another vehicle. The people in that third vehicle had to be hospitalized due to their injuries. However, the extent of the injured parties in this crash is unknown.
Hit and run accidents are outrageous. These wrecks should never happen. The person who flees the scene of an accident immediately turns a possibly accidental incident into a criminal act. In this particular case, the driver that fled chose to do so in an incredibly easy to identify vehicle. We can only hope that the perpetrator is caught.
People who flee accident scenes also immediately set themselves up for fault. The victims of the accident could file a personal injury lawsuit to hold them liable for the physical pain and emotional anguish the hit and run driver has inflicted upon them.
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Hit-and-run driver flees in Maserati,” Lauren Foreman, Oct. 6, 2017