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Top things to do after a hit and run

Kentucky drivers who are involved in hit and run accidents may be at a loss for what to do next. Handling these situations properly may be the key to getting closure while minimizing the dangers that the driver may otherwise face.

For example, Credit.com states that chasing after a driver after a hit and run can be very dangerous. It takes the driver's safety into their own hands, as they won't know how reactive or volatile the escaping driver may be. Instead, it is suggested that victims try to collect as much information as possible. This means finding and contacting witnesses, taking pictures of their own vehicle, and writing down any information about the escaping vehicle as they can remember. This may include the make, model, and color, as well as the license plate number if it was seen.

CoverHound suggests that a person then needs to take all of the information they collected and report it to the police. The information the police are given could make the difference in whether or not they find a suspect, which is why thorough recording of the scene of the crime is so important. Victims should record minute details down to the time the crash occurred, if possible. Insurance must be dealt with separately, but the police can help by bringing the perpetrator to justice.

Any accident can be traumatic for the sufferer, and this is also true for hit and run accidents. This is why it's vital for the scene of the crime to be treated properly, in order to maximize changes of the perpetrator being caught.

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