Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hit and Run Driver Still Sought

Pulling over and assisting a pedestrian or another motorist after an accident is a far better choice than fleeing the scene and leaving the injured person by himself. These hit-and-run drivers will surely face heavier punishment for leaving the scene of an accident as compared to what he will be charged with had he stopped to look after another person’s well-being.

A 13-year-old boy on his way to school recently lost consciousness after being hit and injured by a parked vehicle from the opposite lane when it suddenly made a sudden U-turn and hit him. The boy was reportedly riding his bike along the northbound lanes of Music Avenue at around 7:30 in the morning when the accident occurred.

The boy sustained facial cuts and injuries to his arms and hand. He told authorities that the vehicle that hit him was a small, gray, late-modeled sedan. Authorities are yet to apprehend the driver.

The Clovis Police Department has appealed for witnesses to come out and contact them so that the driver who left the unconscious boy on the street will be punished.