A man in Indiana has been charged after committing a hit and run accident and leaving the victim for dead. Authorities in Clark County were called to the scene of the hit and run accident in Jeffersonville at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday night. A 64-year-old man was struck while walking along Spring Street, and transported to the hospital for his injuries. Tragically, he was pronounced dead upon arrival. During the investigation of the accident, authorities identified and located Brandon Bailey as the driver responsible. He is currently being held at the Clark County Jail and has been charged with the class five felony of leaving the scene of the accident that resulted in death. The identity of the victim will be released once next of kin is notified.
Accidents involving drivers that flee the scene of the accident are committing the crime of hit and run. Traffic laws require all individuals to remain at the scene of the accident until a police report is written or until personal information is exchanged. However, thousands of times a year drivers commit hit and run accidents and flee the scene to avoid the financial and criminal consequences of the crash. If you have been injured in a hit and run accident, it may be difficult to recover compensation for your damages without being represented by an experienced personal injury attorney.
The St. Louis hit and run accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will take all action to identify the driver of your accident. Even if their identity is never determined, our attorneys will fight aggressively to recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your medical bills, lost wages, property damages, and mental anguish. We have handled thousands of accident cases and are best equipped at handling your accident case. To receive a free no-obligation consultation, contact our office today.