A hit-and-run crash in Spokane severely injured one person on September 20, 2018.
According to KHQ-Q6, this collision happened at North Market Street’s 7200 block at about 5:30PM. As a Jeep Wrangler was turning north from Wilding to Market Street, a southbound Ford Explorer allegedly hit the Jeep, drove off the road into a parking lot, and struck a pedestrian.
First-responders rushed the injured pedestrian to a nearby hospital. Thankfully, doctors believe the pedestrian will survive his injuries.
The driver of the Ford apparently got out of the car and ran away from the scene. Police are now asking from help from the community to find this drive who they believed caused the crash.
The Ford Explorer involved in this crash was a red 1997 model. Anyone with further info on this crash should call local authorities at (509) 477-3237.
After a Hit and Run
Hit-and-run crashes are reaching epidemic proportions across the USA. A recent study from AAA found that there have been at least 682,000 hit-and-runs between 2006 and 2016. In 2016 alone, 2,049 people were killed in hit-and-run crashes, which is one of the highest on record. While there’s never an acceptable reason to run, some drivers who flee the scene are uninsured and/or intoxicated.
After a hit and run crash, be sure to speak to an attorney who can help explore how you may be compensated for your injuries. Drivers in Washington State are required to carry liability insurance. Even if the driver is caught and had this insurance, it’s still sometimes inadequate. Motorists and even pedestrians who have uninsured motorist coverage may be able to be compensated by their own insurer after an injury or a hit and run injury in the event the driver who caused the wreck and ran away is never captured.
CCD Law: Legal Help When You Need It
Unfortunately, we never know when we’ll be sharing the road with a negligent driver. If you’ve been injured in any type of crash, then you need to contact the team at Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S. for a free consultation.
Our lawyers have years of experience fighting for crash victims in Washington State and Idaho. Whether you were injured as a motorist, motorcyclist, pedestrian, or bicyclist, you should call for the free legal advice. We’ll be the first to tell you that we are not needed in every case. However, if needed and retained, we can help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation available to you.
Don’t accept what insurance companies want to give you without giving our offices a call. Even if the police can’t find the driver responsible for your crash, one of our compassionate attorneys can help you understand your legal rights.
All calls to CCD Law are free and confidential. Never hesitate to reach out to our offices at (509) 926-4900.