2 People Charged in Frostburg Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Accident
Deputies from the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office recently responded to a pedestrian hit-and-run accident in Frostburg, Maryland. According to police, the accident occurred on Piney Mountain Road, while a father and his son were taking a walk. A car suddenly appeared and struck the father, with the driver then fleeing the scene. The man had to be transported to WVU Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, in critical condition.
Police officers initially were unable to find the suspect’s vehicle. However, after getting several tips, they were able to locate both the driver and an accomplice. The 19-year-old driver was charged with driving while impaired, failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving an injury, failure to return to the scene of an accident involving injury, speeding, negligent driving, reckless driving and failure to control speed to avoid a collision. The other 19-year-old individual was charged with false statement, obstruction of justice, hindering and altering physical evidence.
Drivers must remain at the scene
Any time an accident occurs, all drivers — whether or not they were responsible for causing the crash — must remain at the scene until police officers arrive, especially if there were injuries involved. Failure to do so could result in serious criminal charges.
Additionally, drivers who leave the scene often leave injury victims without much recourse to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages they have sustained. They may have to turn to their own insurance providers to cover these damages.
When drivers act negligently or recklessly, they risk the lives of everyone on Maryland’s roads and highways. For further guidance on your options after a serious car accident, meet with an experienced La Plata personal injury attorney at Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A.