A woman in Milford, Connecticut is facing charges following an October 1st, 2017 hit, and run accident. Hit and run accidents can be very difficult for police to investigate, but in this situation, determining the vehicle involved was easy because the woman left the bumper of her car behind when she fled. When police confronted her, she admitted to being the driver and was arrested.
Unfortunately, most hit and run accidents are not nearly so easy to investigate. Determining the vehicle that fled the scene can be difficult, and identifying the driver can be even harder. But when an accident occurs, some amount of evidence is usually left behind at the scene. Examples include:
- Paint chips or flakes, sometimes embedded in the object struck
- Dents and indentations which can be matched to the vehicle that caused them
- Tire tracks, which can be forensically linked to make and model
Though the police will often conduct an investigation to determine the identity of the hit and run driver, this is not always the case, particularly if property damage is limited. Unfortunately, even in an accident with little visible damage to either vehicle, there is a high risk of injury to either driver or to any passengers.
For the average motorist, finding experts to help make a case is difficult. Knowing the right people to analyze tire tracks, paint chips, and dents are just too much for most of us. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, particularly in a hit and run accident, finding experienced help is important. Consult with a qualified attorney who can manage your case and make sure you have all the information you need to press forward.