Anne Arundel Police Arrest Driver Who Reportedly Caused Fatal Accident
Anne Arundel County Police recently arrested the driver of a vehicle that allegedly struck and killed a motorcyclist before fleeing the scene.
According to police, the accident occurred Friday, March 17 on Conway Road in Odenton. The car was heading south on Conway close to its intersection with Patuxent Road at about 3:37 p.m. that day and failed to stay on the appropriate side of the road, striking the motorcycle that was heading in the opposite direction. The motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene.
Firefighters from the county also took a 22-year-old male, thought to be a motorcycle passenger, to Maryland Shock Trauma with serious injuries that were not initially believed to be life threatening.
The driver left the scene on foot and was ultimately tracked through the woods by officers with a helicopter and K9 units. He was apprehended and charged with numerous offenses, including leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Remaining at the scene after an accident
Hit and runs are considered serious crimes in every state in the nation. The penalties for the crime vary depending on the severity, but in the case of an accident that resulted in death, there are some particularly serious consequences, including major fines and potentially lengthy jail sentences.
All drivers must stay behind at the scene of an accident and provide assistance to people involved while waiting for police officers to arrive. Failure to do so could lead to misdemeanor or felony charges. For more information about what to do if you have been injured in an accident and the offending driver left the scene too early, work with a trusted La Plata personal injury attorney at Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A.