Hit and Run
A car crash is often deadly. Early morning crashes are scary and it’s often a hit and run crash. If it’s super early out and there’s no witnesses then people are more likely to drive off from a scene of an accident.
On Friday morning in Litchfield Park, a hit and run incident sadly left one man dead.
According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the hit and run incident happened just after four o’clock int he morning. The deputies arrived to the scene which was near Dysart Road and is just south of Camelback Road. Which is a common place for car crashes.
According to the reports, they found a dead man who was in his sixties. The man was found in the roadway.
The deputies had to close Dysart Road between Camelback Road and Indian School Road as they investigated the death.
The road was luckily reopened around 8:30 in the morning
MCSO later found out that the man who was involved in the fatal car crash was actually a hit and run incident. Now the police are asking for the public’s help in trying to find the driver.
Police think that the crash happened between 2 and 4 in the morning. The driver then headed northbound on Dysart Road struck. The driver struck a man then fled the scene.
There’s no suspect or vehicle description at this time.
If anyone has any information on this, they are asked to please call the sheriff’s office.
Phoenix Hit And Run Lawyer
Felony and Misdemeanor Hit and Run Cases
Hit and run violations happen, and often they are the result of the physically and emotionally jarring aftermath of being involved in a car accident with another vehicle, cyclist or pedestrian. It is common knowledge that in such circumstances the proper protocol is to stop, exchange information and report the situation to law enforcement, but often in the moment such procedure becomes confused in the overwhelming chaos of the moments following a collision. Despite knowing the proper protocol and the fact that leaving the scene of a car accident is considered to be a serious criminal offense within the state of Arizona, the fear of negative legal repercussions often outweigh sound reason. If you or someone you know has been involved in a misdemeanor or felony hit-and-run accident within the state of Arizona and the greater Phoenix area, the expert Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Offices of Criminal Defense Lawyers PLLC will actively defend your rights and assist you in reaching a favorable outcome.
Hit and Run Examples
There are multiple variations of hit-and-run offenses that may result in a misdemeanor or felony conviction. They may include:
- When a driver collides with another vehicle, causing property damage, injury or death
- When a driver collides with a pedestrian or jogger, causing serious injury or even death
- When a driver collides with objects, causing property damage
- When a driver collides with an unattended, parked car causing property damage
- When a driver collides with a cyclist, causing property damage, minor to serious injury or death
It is important to fully understand the nature of your hit-and-run offense to determine the severity of the criminal charge. Your level of offense will be decided based on how serious the results of your hit-and-run collision were. A collision that results in limited injuries will most like be charged as misdemeanors, whereas in a more serious injury accident that results in a lengthy rehabilitation period or even wrongful death, you may face felony hit-and-run charges.
Leaving the Scene of the Accident
Fear around secondary convictions for other offenses is often the motivating factor for why drivers leave the scene of an accident, hoping to avoid multiple charges that may include:
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
- Driving a stolen vehicle
- Driving with a stolen license
- Driving under the influence of narcotics
- Driving while transporting narcotics
- Driving without insurance or registration
- Driving with a warrant for your arrest
At the Law Offices of Criminal Defense Attorneys – our expertise and aggressive litigation practices result in regular favorable results for our clients facing hit-and-run misdemeanor and felony offenses. It is essential that you contact a skilled criminal defense attorney immediately to ensure that you are taking the necessary steps to protecting your record. Consultation with a criminal defense attorney is always advisable before speaking to law enforcement or insurance companies, regardless of fault.
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