The aftermath of a car accident can be a challenging process fraught with long-term physical, emotional, and financial consequences. Massachusetts hit-and-run accidents only exacerbate these challenges. After a hit-and-run accident, the victim may experience a delay in emergency treatment, thereby possibly resulting in worsening injuries. Further, the victim most likely does not know the identity of the at-fault party, which may make a full recovery difficult.
Under Massachusetts law, a hit-and-run accident refers to situations where a driver gets into an injury or property damage-causing accident and fails to stop and provide their identifying information to the victim or authorities. A hit-and-run accident can stem from various negligent behaviors; however, the failure to stop increases the likelihood of serious injuries. While there are many reasons people fail to stop, rarely does a driver fail to realize that they got into an accident.
These accidents can cause injuries to other motorists, bystanders, and pedestrians. For instance, Massachusetts police are investigating a serious hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian. According to reports, the officers responded to an accident scene where they discovered a man lying on the sidewalk. Emergency responders transported the victim, who was suffering serious injuries, to a local hospital. Authorities are looking for the driver of an orange Subaru with damage to the front.