Hit-and-run accidents are not uncommon incidents. While drivers have a duty to remain on the scene of a car accident, many people fearing negative consequences or for whatever other reason choose to leave, even if another individual has been injured. It can take time to find these drivers, but authorities are often able to apprehend them, which can give families the opportunity to file wrongful death claims if the incident proved fatal.
It was recently reported that this type of event took place in Colorado. Apparently, a motorcyclist traveling on Interstate 76 had struck a deer, but details on this part of the incident were few. It was unclear whether this caused the motorcyclist to stop on the roadway, but nonetheless, he was hit by another vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene.
The second collision resulted in the motorcyclist suffering fatal injuries. He was reported as being 62 years old. Authorities put out an alert in hopes of locating the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run, and the report indicated that the vehicle had been found. However, they are still looking for the driver.
The family of the man killed in this Colorado accident are undoubtedly anxiously awaiting the apprehension of the driver. In the mean time, they may want to determine what legal actions they could take against that individual if they wish to seek justice. Filing a wrongful death claim could allow them to pursue compensation for their loss, pain and suffering, and other damages permitted under state law.