Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash
A man has been charged following a hit-and-run accident in Washington County, Virginia. The crash occurred around 6 P.M. on August 16, 2016 on Route 75. A speeding Corvette rear-ended a Ford Focus, causing the Ford to veer over the center lane and strike a Dodge Dart head on. Before speeding away, the driver of the Corvette also struck the Dodge.
In his wake, the driver of the Ford died. The driver of the Dodge was seriously injured. Witnesses say the driver of the Corvette briefly returned to the scene minutes later. Police caught up with the driver of the Corvette later that evening and charged him with involuntary manslaughter, a fatal hit-and-run, one count of hit-and-run causing personal injury, and reckless driving.
We send our condolences to the family of the woman killed in this horrible crash. We’re keeping the seriously injured man in our thoughts as he recuperates in the hospital.
Police are still investigating this accident. One thing that’s clear: the driver of the Corvette shouldn’t have left the scene of the accident in the first place. He would be facing far fewer charges had he stayed on site. There’s also the obvious ethical issue with causing such an accident and fleeing. Leaving the accident scene took this man’s problems from bad to worse.
No matter how big or small an accident, it’s never a good idea to leave the scene without calling police or at least exchanging information. Neither driver necessarily needs to admit fault if they get out of their vehicle and address the issue at hand. But hit-and-run drivers only make their problems worse when they make the decision to flee.
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