The driver in a hit-and-run accident in Denver has turned himself in, according to the Denver Post. Two people were seriously injured in the accident, and the driver fled the scene. Upon turning himself in, the driver is being investigated for several offenses including leaving the scene of an accident involving serious injuries. The driver is cooperating with Denver Police at this time. The car left the parking lot of a restaurant at high speed, apparently after a fight, and struck two pedestrians, a husband and wife. The 26-year-old driver later called the police wanting to turn himself in. Police have also recovered the vehicle that was probably used in the crash.
The numbers vary significantly from year to year, but according to the Denver Police, several thousand hit-and-run accidents are reported each year in Denver. The Police also give tips for people who have been involved in hit-and-run accidents. Many people make the mistake of thinking that there is nothing that can be done after a hit-and-run accident. Although statistics on how many hit-and-runs are solved are hard to come by, the police are able to track some down, and in some cases, the hit-and-run driver will turn him or herself in, even if they don’t do the right thing to start. If you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, you should definitely call the police, because they will definitely not be able to help you if they don’t know about your accident.
Contact a dedicated Denver hit-and-run accident attorney right away if you or a loved one have been involved in a hit-and-run accident. Greg Gold and the attorneys at the Gold Law Firm have experience conducting independent investigations, and may actually be able to uncover evidence that the police won’t find. When you hire a Denver hit-and-run accident attorney, you are the first priority, whereas for the police, your accident may be further down the priority scale. Your car accident attorney can speak with potential witnesses, and try to find any pieces of information that may be able to help identify the vehicle or the driver. In some cases, bits as small as the color and general type of car, combined with a couple of digits of the license plate number may be enough to track down the driver and make sure that he or she is held responsible. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact the dedicated Denver car accident attorneys at the Gold Law Firm today at (303)468-4653 to discuss your options.