A nun in New Hampshire has been accused of leaving the scene in a hit and run accident. According to police, on December 16 the 81-year-old woman was involved in a car accident in the parking lot of a Kohl’s department store. The accident was minor with little damage to either vehicle, but when the other driver exited their vehicle to exchange information, the nun drove away. She later turned herself into police and was charged with the misdemeanor of leaving the scene which could result in one year of jail time. She was released on bail and her next court date is set for April 4.
Traffic laws require all individuals involved in an auto accident to remain at the scene and either exchange information or stay until the police arrive. In the event that a driver leaves the scene of the accident they are committing the crime of hit and run. Hit and run accidents have increased in recent years in mostly urban areas. Drivers leave the scene of an accident for different reasons including attempting to avoid criminal charges, financial responsibility, or they have other outstanding crimes. Victims may have a difficult time recovering compensation after a hit and run accident making it imperative to consult an auto accident attorney.
If you have been the victim of a hit and run accident, it is important to contact the St. Louis auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys will investigate your accident and take all steps to identify and locate the driver responsible for the accident. Even if they are never located, we will work diligently to obtain the maximum compensation available for your damages. Our attorneys are passionate about obtaining the justice you deserve while supporting you throughout the case. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.