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Hit-and-run driver found after police receive tip from caller

An August 12 accident in Connecticut left a pedestrian hospitalized after being struck by a driver who left the scene. Authorities arrived to the accident site, which was in front of a high school in Hartford County, around 9:15 p.m. and found the victim on the ground. The 32-year-old male was transported to the hospital and suffered serious injuries in the crash. His condition had been upgraded as of August 14.

The identity of the hit-and-run driver was initially unknown. After police released information about the accident, a witness contacted them and identified the suspect. Using the information from the caller, authorities later apprehended a 26-year-old New Hartford man at his home and found the suspected vehicle from the accident there.

The man booked on a charge of evading responsibility. The driver was released from custody on a $5,000 bond. As of August 14, an accident reconstruction unit from North Central Municipal was investigating the incident, and authorities were seeking additional information on the crash from the public.

When someone is injured in a car accident, that person may suffer serious injuries. Drivers must be cognizant of other motorists and pedestrians. If a driver neglects this duty and harms someone else on the road, that driver could be found liable in civil suit for the injuries and financial damage caused to the victim.

In a case such as this one, an attorney could possibly help the injured party recover compensation for the expenses that person incurred from medical bills and property damage. Time missed from work due to injury could also be accounted for by damages awarded to that plaintiff after a successful personal injury lawsuit.

Source: NBC Connecticut , "Police ID Victim of Canton Hit-and-Run", August 14, 2014

Source: NBC Connecticut , "Police ID Victim of Canton Hit-and-Run", August 14, 2014

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