Mother and Daughter Injured in Pedestrian Hit-and-Run in Goshen
- Goshen Police are still looking for the driver of a black pickup truck who fled after allegedly hitting a mother and daughter pedestrian duo near their home inside Brookside Manor.
- If a driver causes an accident with a pedestrian, bicyclist, another car, or a fixed object and then leaves the scene without stopping to render aid, this is called a hit and run.
- Victims may find themselves in a panic but it’s important to get help, stay calm and gather information to file an accident report, so police can locate the driver responsible for the crash.
- Hit and run victims may be entitled to significant damages that can provide financial stability during a time of great physical and emotional challenge.
Mother and Daughter Hit While Walking, Driver Didn’t Stop
A Goshen mother and daughter were struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run crash Thursday evening. The mother reported to Goshen police that she and her daughter were struck while crossing the road near their home inside Brookside Manor during the evening hours. Right after the incident, the vehicle and its driver fled the scene. Both the mom and daughter sustained minor injuries and were taken to Goshen Hospital for treatment. Goshen police are still looking for the vehicle described as a black pickup truck with blue LED lights.
If You Have Been Hit and The Driver Flees
If you’re a pedestrian victim to a hit and run, your injuries may be severe. Allow others to help dial 911 for you if necessary. If your injuries are small, it’s better to stay focused on gathering as much information as you can so you can get help, call the police and then file an accident report with the all you have gathered using the outline below. More information will increase the chances that the police will catch the driver who hit you.
- First, get (or do your best to recall) as much information as you can about the car and driver that hit you, such as:
- License plate number
- Any noticeable or unique bumper stickers, tires, or dents
- Any type of description about the driver you can give will help
2. Next, look around for any possible witnesses to the accident and collect:
- Contact information
- Collect a brief statement of what they saw
3. Finally, take the following steps before leaving the scene:
- Write down the time and location of the accident
- Take pictures or video of the accident scene
- Take pictures or video of your injuries
Leaving the scene of a hit and run accident, especially when there is an injury or death involved is a terrible, cowardly act. Beyond that, it is actually illegal to leave the scene of an accident.
Wagner Reese Attorneys Care About Pedestrians
At Wagner Reese, we work with victims and the families of victims to hold drivers accountable for hit and run accidents. Our experienced car accident attorneys have helped recover millions of dollars for clients injured in vehicle crashes, as well as for the families of those pedestrians who have lost their lives as the result of the wrongdoing of a driver. Whether you yourself were seriously injured in a hit and run wreck or a loved one was involved in a fatal accident, we can help.
Give us a call today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation or speak with us by submitting our online form and our attorneys will review your information.