Car accidents are almost always unexpected. Few ever anticipate being suddenly struck by another vehicle. Following a crash, victims may experience a variety of emotions, ranging from frustration to indignation. Such emotions are often justified, especially when the driver who apparently caused a crash to occur did so after violating a traffic law or failing to exercise the amount of care necessary to prevent an accident. What’s more, indignation can turn to outright rage when drivers flee the scene of an auto accident.
The driver of a car that apparently caused a chain-reaction crash to occur fled the scene of the accident. According to reports, New York police are searching for the hit-and-run driver who caused the crash that left two children and a woman injured.
After unsafely changing lanes on an upstate New York highway, the hit-and-run driver’s vehicle hit another car. The impact propelled the other car into an SUV. The SUV flipped over a number of times as a result of the crash. Following this, troopers claim that the driver of the first vehicle then drove away from the scene of the accident.
According to police, a seven-year-old girl could have been fatally injured, but she was thankfully saved by her child seat. She did still suffer minor injuries, as did the woman driving the SUV, along with another nine-year-old passenger.
Injuries resulting from car accidents can range in severity. However, even minor injuries can cause major complications. Injuries considered less severe, like whiplash, can still result in a number of undesirable symptoms — headaches, muscle pains and the like — that can cause victims a great deal of pain and suffering. What’s more, treatment sought to alleviate these symptoms can be expensive. Taking legal action can sometimes allow victims to claim compensation that can help to alleviate some of these financial burdens.
Source: The Wall Street Journal, “3 hurt in hit-and-run crash on New York highway,” May 21, 2014