By Robert Fernicola, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
The driver of a small, black regular cab truck with pinstripes down the side is wanted for questioning in an hit-and-run accident involving a 12-year-old bicyclist. The Heath, New Jersey Police Department was notified about the incident when the child’s mother called and informed them her child had been hit while riding home.
The child was transported to Licking Memorial Hospital where police later interviewed the victim. The victim told a police officer that the driver of the truck initially stopped and asked if the victim was OK, the driver then left the scene. The 12-year-old victim described the driver as a white male, clean shaven, with dark hair and in his 30s. If you would like to read more on this incident please see Police search for trucker driver allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident.
Luckily, this child was not killed. Drivers involved in accidents causing personal injury and/or death are required by law to stop and stay at the scene until their legal obligations have been fulfilled. Depending upon the jurisdiction, the severity of a hit-and-run offense will differ. However, it is an inherent obligation of a driver to stop and stay at the scene of any accident he or she is involved in.