On Thursday, January 25, 2018, a driver fled the scene of an accident after hitting a child in Spokane. According to KHQ, witnesses said the young boy was hit in a cross walk on South Hill shortly after 7PM at the intersection of 29th Ave. and Freya St. when the driver of an older sedan ran a stop sign.
If you have information on this accident, please call Crime Check right away at 509-456-2233. The sedan may have tinted windows and front end damage.
While we hope that no parent ever experiences such terrifying news, people should know that their own automobile insurance may cover bodily injuries from a hit and run driver. Children are covered if you have uninsured motorist insurance. UIM insurance isn’t mandatory in Washington; you pay a separate premium for this coverage. It’s always a good idea as around 16% of drivers in Washington are driving around with no insurance, and unfortunately some drivers do not stop once hitting someone.
If you have uninsured motorist coverage and have experienced minor injuries, your insurer may happily pay your claim. When there are serious injuries, some insurers may turn into your adversary. When this happens. they could raise several defenses in attempts to deny or limit coverage.