Marine from Virginia is Killed by a Hit-and-Run Driver in Ohio
America’s servicemen and women face danger overseas on a daily basis. However, our Norfolk injury lawyers also help many military personnel who are injured on the roads back home.
I was particularly upset to read about how a hit-and-run driver left a U.S. Marine from Virginia dead in western Ohio and did not stop at the scene.
WLWT.com reported on how police, who are investigating the accident earlier this month, hope to identify and interview three drivers who were in the area and were captured on surveillance video.
They have now arrested a 26-year-old from Urbana on felony charges of failure to stop after an accident and tampering with evidence.
The Dayton Daily News reported that the woman who was questioned by police has now admitted responsibility for hitting 34-year-old Monica Plank of Stafford in Virginia on Feb. 16 as she walked from a restaurant in Bellefontaine near Columbus.
Police said the damage on the woman’s car is consistent with evidence at the scene.
I see many accidents involving pedestrians in Hampton Roads and further afield. Just days ago, Mary Boykins, a pedestrian, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Indian River Road in Chesapeake.
There’s never a good reason to leave an accident scene. If you have been hurt crossing the road or if a loved one has been killed, you have rights against the at-fault driver. Call an experienced Norfolk, VA personal injury lawyer today for a free consultation. Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077.