A woman has been hospitalized for over a week after being a victim of a hit-and-run accident that occurred May 4 in Moultrie. The car accident occurred on Veterans Parkway and was witnessed by a number of bystanders.
According to authorities, a woman was driving a Honda Civic on Veterans Parkway and heading southbound near the intersection by Fourth Avenue. Witnesses said that a white Dodge Ram truck collided into the back of the Civic. Witnesses then reported that the truck did not stop after the collision and sped off in the direction of Highway 37.
During the time that an officer was at the scene of the automotive accident, another witness made a call to authorities, informing emergency dispatchers that she had followed the hit-and-run driver to Industrial Parkway. She later told police that a white male was driving the truck and that he drove his vehicle into the woods.
A Moultrie police and a deputy for the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office then searched the surrounding woods. They found that the truck was stuck on the railroad tracks with the driver of the vehicle underneath it. The authorities arrested the man for leaving the scene of an accident and following too closely to another vehicle. The injured victim was taken to a nearby medical center and was released after being treated for her injuries.
A driver who causes a hit and run accident may be held financially liable for the damages that ensue after an accident of this nature. When a person flees the scene of an accident, a victim may suffer longer and may have more serious injuries due to the lack of faster emergency medical treatment. Personal injury attorneys may be able to help victims receive financial compensation for their injuries.
Source: Moultrie Observer, “Woman still hospitalized a week after car crash,” May 10, 2013