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Virginia hit-and-run accident leads to serious injuries

One unlucky man began 2016 involved in not one, but two car accidents. On the morning of New Year's Day, the man was involved in a two-vehicle accident on Route 7 at Ashburn Village Boulevard in Northern Virginia.

The man got out of his vehicle to assess the damage caused by the accident. While he was out of his vehicle, things took a turn for the worse when a pickup truck, headed westbound, struck him. The pick-up truck driver fled the scene of the car accident. Following a tip, police located the pickup truck and the driver involved in the hit-and-run accident.

Police charged the 43-year-old pickup truck driver with felony hit and run, as well as driving under the influence. The passenger in the truck was also charged with felony hit and run due to his failure to report the fact of the accident, and was also charged with public drunkenness. The victim of this hit-and-run accident suffered serious injuries. He was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Under Virginia law, a person involved in an accident in which there are injuries, death or property damage, must stop at the scene of the accident and report certain information to law enforcement. Failure to do so is a serious crime.

Virginians will undoubtedly hope that the victim of this hit-and-run accident makes a swift recovery and has a better run of luck in the remainder of 2016. Those who have been injured in car accidents, whether a hit-and-run accident or otherwise, may wish to seek the guidance of an attorney to discuss their rights and options for financial recovery.

Source: patch.com, "Auto Crash/Pedestrian Struck/Hit-Run/DUI in Ashburn: LCSO," Sharon Reed, Jan. 4, 2016

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