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Fatal hit-and-run pedestrian-car accidents will result in arrests

Car accidents are an unfortunate part of life throughout Kentucky. Every day, people are injured or lose their lives in a crash and the aftermath is always difficult for the family left behind. Especially egregious are cases where a person had an accident and fled the scene. When the crash is between a vehicle and a pedestrian, the driver choosing to flee the scene is significantly worse because of the vulnerability pedestrians have. Even in low-speed pedestrian-car accidents, people are prone to broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord damage and death. After a hit-and-run in which a pedestrian has been killed, the family must consider all options to recover compensation through a legal filing.

A 43-year-old man was arrested after he hit a pedestrian and fled. The accident occurred near midnight. After the crash, the 24-year-old male victim was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead. When he was found, the driver confessed to having been drinking. Over 11 hours, he said he had greater than 100 ounces of alcohol. He stated he was driving in the area at the time the crash happened. When he fled, he went to his home and discussed it with his girlfriend. She told him he had hit someone with his vehicle. He did not call for emergency assistance, instead going to bed. When he was arrested, he was charged with second-degree manslaughter and fleeing the scene.

Few things are worse than receiving a call saying that a loved one was killed in an auto accident. When it was a pedestrian crash and the driver of the vehicle decided that instead of stopping to render aid, fleeing was the best course of action, it is exponentially worse. Perhaps something could have been done to save the pedestrian's life had the driver acted in a more rapid and caring manner. The family will be forced to deal with funeral costs, the lost contributions of the loved one and more. A legal filing is often the only viable way to gain sufficient compensation.

A pedestrian died after he was hit by a driver who had been drinking and then fled. The investigation into this case is continuing and the dead man's family should be aware of their rights. There are key points to remember in this type of case such as crash reconstruction, what the driver said, if there are witnesses, medical information and more. A law firm with experience in representing clients who have lost loved ones in car accidents can take the necessary steps to file a case.

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