The Indiana State Police are working to identify a driver responsible for a hit and run accident that happened on Friday. According to authorities, St. Charles resident 58-year-old Mark Tobiasz was driving along southbound Interstate 65 when they believe he ran out of gas. As he was walking along the shoulder of the highway, he was struck by an unknown vehicle. Police responded to calls reporting the man walking along the roadway, and at around 5:30 a.m. they discovered Tobiasz body. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and the driver responsible fled the scene. Investigators believe the driver may have been operating a semi-truck. Any individuals with information regarding the accident are encouraged to contact the police.
In the event of an auto accident, all individuals involved are required to remain at the scene of the accident to exchange personal information. Drivers who leave the scene of an accident are committing a hit and run accident that is punishable by law. Many drivers flee the scene of an accident to avoid criminal consequences or financial obligations. However, by disobeying traffic laws and fleeing the scene of an accident, drivers will face harsh criminal punishment. Contacting an experienced hit and run accident attorney is crucial to identify and locate the driver responsible for your accident.
The St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth will investigate your accident to identify the at-fault driver of your accident. We will fight aggressively to hold them accountable for your damages, and if their identity is never determined, we will continue to work to obtain the maximum compensation available. Our attorneys will support you throughout the process of the case and fully communicate with you. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.