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Man in wheelchair injured by hit-and-run driver in Tampa

Being involved in an accident is a serious event. But, what happens when the driver flees the scene of the accident? Is a victim left without a liable party to hold responsible for their injuries and damages? This is the scenario in hit-and-run incidents. Leaving the scene of an accident could result in civil and criminal penalties for a driver after they are apprehended.

In a recent incident, a wheelchair-bound man has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after he was mowed down in a hit-and-run incident. The accident happened one recent night at the intersection of Nebraska Avenue and MLK Boulevard. At the time of publication, police were still on the hunt for the driver of the white sedan that hit the disabled man, who is in his 60s, and has released surveillance video of the suspect's vehicle on Tuesday.

Police said it's not clear whether the vehicle had a green light at the intersection, but investigators are still treating the case as a hit-and-run. Notably, according to witnesses the driver stopped and got out of the car briefly, then got back in and drove away. Police are appealing for witnesses as they attempt to identify the driver of the car.

While a hit-and-run makes it more challenging to locate the driver that left the scene, the investigation process helps to uncover evidence of the vehicle and driver that fled the accident scene. This could help authorities locate the hit-and-run driver, also helping victims hold the driver responsible for the damages and losses caused by the car accident.

On the other hand, police may exert extra effort in these cases as the act of leaving the scene of an accident is against the law. Once the drivers-at-fault are caught, the family members of the deceased may seek compensation for pain and suffering damages. The drivers may also face criminal charges in accordance to the death of the pedestrians.

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