Hit-and-run accidents that cause the death of a loved one can be difficult to wrap your head around. Why someone would leave a victim to die after they just hit them with their vehicle is also a difficult thing to understand, but psychologists say that it's a fight-or-flight gut reaction that is non-discriminant to any one particular personality type. If you have lost someone to a hit-an-run pedestrian accident, you will need an experienced attorney to help you during this sensitive time.
In Youngstown, police have confirmed that they have nailed down a potential person of interest in a hit-and-run accident that took the life of a twenty-year-old woman along Ohio Interstate 680 last Monday.
Over the last few days, Youngstown investigators have been meeting with city prosecutors to discuss what evidence would be needed if charges were ultimately filed.
The woman, a 20-year-old Boardman native, was killed after she exited her vehicle for an unknown reason while stopped on Interstate 680 early on the morning of 6 October. According to police, the woman was struck by two different vehicles. The driver of the second vehicle, which ultimately killed her, fled the scene.
Youngstown police say that they have interviewed the person driving the first vehicle that hit the woman and that he has been cooperating. They have also seized his sport utility vehicle and are examining its undercarriage. Through their investigation and witness tips, police were also able to nail down a possible second suspect.
Police say that before any arrests are made, detectives must complete several more interviews. Any official statements are still about a week off, according to authorities.
If you have questions about a death or injuries that happened as the result of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, call the Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. at 800-777-4081 today.
Source: WFMJ, "Possible person of interest questioned in Interstate 680 hit and run fatal" 8 October 2014