Investigators are seeking information in regards to a fatal hit and run accident that happened on Sunday night. The accident happened at around 8 p.m. in Clearwater, Florida. According to Clearwater Police, two individuals were walking on Memorial Causeway when they were struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene of the accident and witnesses believe it is a silver Mercedes. The pedestrians were transported to the hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries. Their identities have not yet been released to give authorities a chance to inform the victims’ families. Police are encouraging any witnesses or individuals with information regarding the accident to contact the authorities.
Drivers that cause, or are involved in an auto accident must remain at the scene to provide information and ensure the safety of all individuals involved. Individuals that flee the scene of an auto accident are committing the serious offense of a hit and run accident. Victims of hit and run accidents may find it difficult to recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries, property damage, and mental anguish. While hit and run drivers may face criminal charges, they should also be held accountable for your damages by filing a hit and run accident case.
The skilled St. Louis hit and run accident lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth will take all necessary steps to determine the at-fault driver of your accident. Our attorneys will work diligently to hold the party accountable for your damages while recovering the maximum compensation. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a hit and run accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.