Imagine that you’re driving through Interstate 290, on your normal route home, and all of the sudden, another vehicle drifts from its lane and crashes into your car. You quickly pull over to the shoulder of the roadway, but the negligent driver is nowhere to be seen. What do you do?
Hit-and-run accidents have been on the rise across major U.S. cities, with a 13.7 percent increase in fatal accidents since 2009. Hit-and-runs can be particularly dangerous for motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists, who have limited protection from a direct impact. When motorists flee from the scene of a crime, it may be because they are intoxicated, underage, or driving illegally. Whatever the reason is, hit-and-run accidents often leave the victims feeling confused and angry.
When you encounter a hit-and-run type scenario, try your best to remain calm, and follow the steps below:
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