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Hit-and-Run Kills One Teen and Injures Another

By Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC  Jan. 25, 2012 9:15a

A hit-and-run crash in Plant City last Sunday night killed a 16-year-old boy and injured his 15-year-old friend. The boys were walking back from a convenience store at nighttime when a car hit them and did not stop. After a day-long search, the Plant City police were able to track down the 23-year-old man responsible for hitting the boys and he is now in custody for charges of leaving the scene of a traffic crash involving death, driving without a license resulting in death, and leaving the scene of a crash involving serious injury.

The man arrested had a long history of traffic and driving violations according to his state driving records. Hit-and-run, or leaving the scene, is a serious offense that has been growing in ever increasing numbers and regularity. Statistics by the NHTSA show that nearly one in five pedestrians (18%) killed on American roads are victims of a hit-and-run crash. The families of these victims are left with grief, shock and sorrow that is usually followed by anger and unanswered questions. During this time, many people turn to a Tampa personal injury attorney for help in pursuing legal justice on the behalf of the hit-and-run victim(s).

Hit-and-run accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, and the four most common causes are: driving impaired, drowsy or distracted; unlicensed driver of car, uninsured, or suspended or revoked licence; self-preservation, stolen vehicle, street racing; and aggressive driving, age (youthful immaturity) and amorality. Whatever the cause may be, the families of a hit-and-run victim should contact a Tampa personal injury lawyer who can protect their rights and help them seek compensation. Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC understands the extreme sorrow and time of grieving that surrounds a fatal hit-and-run accident. Their legal team provides answers to the tough questions and the caring legal support that is so desperately needed, so call today.

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