Search continues for driver in fatal hit and run in Indianapolis
Fatal hit and run is one of the most egregious driving offenses a person can commit. Sadly, the families of hit-and-run victims are often left in desperate need of answers, and police do what they can to find drivers who fail to stop and render aid after an injurious collision.
That is the situation after a New Year’s Eve hit and run in Indianapolis. Police say that two vehicles were involved, and one man, a pedestrian, lost his life. One car and its suspected driver have been located by police, but authorities are still looking for an SUV, which is believed to have heavy damage on the passenger side.
Speaking to a local reporter, friends and neighbors of the 51-year-old victim remembered him fondly.
The news report also noted that another fatal hit and run occurred earlier in December not far from where the more recent accident happened.
When another party’s negligent or reckless actions cause someone’s death, the family of the deceased may have grounds for a wrongful death claim. If successful, this sort of legal action can lead to compensation for financial losses such as funeral costs, wages that might have been earned by the victim, and any medical costs that resulted from the accident. The financial burden taken on by a grieving family may also be alleviated through recovery from insurance policies.
To learn more about the possible civil legal actions after the death of a loved one, please visit our wrongful death overview.
Indianapolis residents may want to follow up as the search continues for the hit-and-run driver not yet located by authorities.