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Pedestrian accidents: hit-and-run suspect comes forward

Hit-and-run pedestrian accidents can be a complete disaster. Not only is there a victim left badly injured or killed, but a search for the guilty party must be conducted. Hit-and-run suspect searches can go for years and some are never solved. Others are caught shortly after the accident because of their own stupidity. Fleeing the scene of an accident, especially when someone is seriously injured or killed, most often comes as a result of the suspect driving under the influence, driving without a license, or someone who is on probation. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident by a hit-and-run driver, please call the pedestrian accidents lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today.

A hit-and-run driver from Youngstown who hurt someone on Saturday has finally come forward and turned herself in. The twenty-year-old woman is currently being held in the Mahoning County Jail after she told police that she hit a pedestrian on Curry Place on Saturday. As police were responding to the hit-and-run, they say a person hailed them down and told them that they witnessed the suspect fleeing down West Dennick Avenue, just a block over from where the accident took place. 

Upon searching the area, police say they saw three people inspecting a car that matched the witness's description of the vehicle in question. Police say the car had front end damage just as the witness had described. Upon further review, police also found damage to the hood and bumper of the car, as well as an impression of a person's head and hair stuck in the windshield that matched that of the victim's.

Soon after, a man came to the officers on the street and told them that it was his daughter's car, but that it was registered to him and that she had told him that she hit a tree while driving and asked him to come look at it. The woman's father eventually was able to talk her into coming to talk to police and when she returned to the scene she admitted to hitting the victim.

When the woman arrived, police noticed she had a cut on her face. After she admitted what she had done, she told police that the victim ran in front of her car and then threw something at the windshield, causing the accident. She was taken to a local hospital to have the cut on her face dressed, then hauled down to Mahoning County Jail where she awaits sentencing for felonious assault and other possible crimes.

Source: WFMJ, "Woman admits to hit and run" 2 June 2014

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