A hit-and-run crash in Lexington on October 12th, 2018, killed one female driver.
Lex18 reports this crash happened around 2:30AM between Leestown and Greendale roads. While there were no crash witnesses, debris from the alleged hit-and-run driver’s car was left on the scene.
After the crash, passersby found the female driver severely injured on Leestown Road. First-responders transported this crash victim to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
Police were able to locate the driver involved in this hit-and-run and are now investigating the cause of this crash.
Hit-And-Run Fatalities On The Rise
A startling new report from AAA found that hit-and-run fatalities are becoming more common in the USA. In 2016, approximately 2,050 people died in hit-and-run collisions. AAA estimates there’s at least one hit-and-run collision every minute in America.
Analysts working on this study say hit-and-runs have been steadily rising over the past few years. From 2009 till 2016, hit-and-run fatalities have gone up by about 60 percent.
Most of the people who die in hit-and-run collisions are bicyclists or pedestrians. In fact, almost 20 percent of all pedestrian deaths in America are caused by hit-and-runs.
Anyone interested in reading this full report should follow this link to AAA’s webpage.
Hurt In A Hit-And-Run? Get The Tiger!
While we hope you’re never involved in a hit-and-run collision, we just never know when we’ll be sharing the road with a negligent driver. Anyone seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash should call the offices of Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC immediately.Family members of deceased victims should call also. After any crash involving a serious injury or a death, insurers are going to be looking for ways to reduce how they compensate you. In many cases, they even attempt to blame the accident victims.
Even if police can’t find the driver who caused your crash, it doesn’t always mean you can’t seek compensation. One free call to Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC will help you better understand what you’re legally entitled to.
Before dealing with the insurers, be sure to reach out to our offices at (800) 937-8443. The call is free and you will speak directly to one of our attorneys.