What Happens When You Are in a Car Accident With a Hit and Run Driver?

Sometimes people are in an motor vehicle accident such as the one described below where the crash is with a hit and run driver.
What do you do if the other driver and vehicle can’t be located or determine who the driver is if they ran away from the accident scene?

Most insurance policies provide coverage under the uninsured section of their auto insurance policy for hit and run accidents. This is also known as UM/UIM coverage. There typically has to be physical contact between the vehicles before coverage is triggered.

Sometimes insurance companies will deny claim when they shouldn’t. If you have any questions about your auto accident please call David Polow for a free consultation. My phone number is 802-888-7707 and I am available seven days a week.

September 18, 2020
Westminster Barracks / Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 20B104398

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Alexander Sidor

STATION: Westminster

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

DATE/TIME: 09/18/2020 at 7:11 p.m.

STREET: Vermont Route 11

TOWN: Londonderry

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Mansfield Lane

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Michael (Unknown last name)

AGE: Unknown

SEAT BELT? Unknown

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Unknown

VEHICLE YEAR: 1992

VEHICLE MAKE: Dodge

VEHICLE MODEL: Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Driver side Front bumper, tire, fender and door.

INJURIES: Unknown

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Jodi Stark

AGE: 62

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Manchester, Vermont

VEHICLE YEAR: 2019

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Corolla

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Driver side front bumper, hood, tire, door, and

windshield.

INJURIES: None

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On the above date and time Vermont State Police received a 911 call reporting a

crash at the above listed location.

Upon my arrival I observed both vehicles, one in the west bound lane facing east

and the other in the east bound lane facing west. Both vehicles were not

operable. The operator of the truck was not present. I was advised that the

operator of the truck left on foot.

Upon investigation I was able to determine that the operator of the truck was

traveling east and entered the west bound lane of travel. The truck nearly

struck one vehicle before driving head on into the Toyota Corolla. The operator

of the truck was not the registered owner of the truck.

The Vermont State Police are currently investigating who the operator of the

truck was. Anyone with information about who the operator is, is encouraged to

contact the Vermont State Police Barracks in Westminster.

*Please note: court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

at 9/18/2020 11:37:00 PM
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