There is nothing so shocking as a hit-and-run accident. For someone to leave the scene of an accident when someone is clearly injured or dying could prevent authorities and medical responders from getting to the scene of an accident with enough time to save the car accident victim. Though it is unclear whether the 20-year-old woman who is accused of fleeing the scene of a fatal car accident could have saved the 51-year-old man she apparently hit, her fleeing the scene was still unacceptable.
Not only is it important that people who cause these kinds of accidents are held accountable for their actions, but reckless drivers should also be forced to cover the costs that comes with a fatal accident. The man who died left behind three children, one of which is 14 years old, and all of whom may need some kind of financial support following the death of their father. The father may have also had some debts that needed to be paid off, debts that his children should not be forced to pay. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the woman who allegedly caused the accident, however, could provide some compensation to cover these important costs.
The accident happened in the early morning after Halloween night. The 20 year old was driving when she lost control over her vehicle. She went off the road and into the median, which caused her car to spin. Eventually, she ended up back in the same lane, but her rear bumper smashed into the front of the father's Ford Escape. The man died at the scene of the accident.
The woman left her car at the scene of the accident and fled on foot, reporting her car stolen over an hour and a half after the accident.
Source: The Denver Post, "Police: Suspect in fatal C-470 crash fled, fabricated stolen car story," Kieran Nicholson, Nov. 2, 2012