Pedestrian Hit-and-Runs Kill One and Injure Two

Within the same 14-hour period, two separate pedestrian hit-and-run accidents
have altered lives forever here in Indianapolis. A tragic accident on
the west side on Wednesday evening has left a small child with serious
injuries in an Indianapolis hospital. The Wayne Township Fire Department
(WTFD) says a grandmother was pushing her two-year old grandchild across
Fleming Street in the 4400 block of West Washington when a Chevy Silverado
hit them and fled.

The accident happened around 5:30 p.m., and both WTFD and the Indianapolis
Metropolitan Police Department reported to the scene. The Chevy Silverado
extended cab hit both the stroller and the grandmother behind it, and
the child was ejected from the stroller. At this time, the child has been
upgraded to stable condition at Riley Children’s Hospital but initially
required lifesaving measures at the scene of the crash.

The vehicle is a black Chevy Silverado 1500 extended cab with a chrome
front bumper. It is believed the truck may have gray trim on the lower
portion of the body. After hitting the victims, the driver headed west
and turned into a neighborhood on the north side of West Washington.

Less than 14 hours later, 89-year-old Horace Rounds was killed in a hit-and-run
accident as he left Walmart early Thursday morning. The accident occurred
in the 5500 block of North Michigan Road. The body of Rounds was not found
for 2-3 hours, and the driver of the car fled the scene. The investigation
is ongoing and police are asking for the assistance of anyone who was
driving in the area on Thursday morning. They believe the involved vehicle
is a green 1997-98 Ford Expedition or Ford F-150. The SUV or truck would
certainly have front-end damage.

Police are asking anyone who saw either pedestrian hit-and-run accident
or who has information about the vehicles or drivers involved in these
accidents to contact
Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

Victims of Hit-and-Run Accidents Deserve Better

Leaving the scene of a pedestrian hit-and-run accident, especially when
there is an injury or death involved is a terrible, cowardly act. Without
stopping to assist, a driver cannot determine if another person needs
help or medical assistance. Fleeing the scene of a crash may prevent the
victim from receiving help in a timely manner and can result in an unnecessary
death. Beyond that, it is actually illegal to leave the scene of an accident.
In the case of a hit-and-run where a fatality is involved, a driver can
be charged with a felony, resulting in a prison sentence and hefty financial
penalties.

At Wagner Reese, we work with victims and the families of victims to hold
drivers accountable for hit-and-run accidents. You may be entitled to
significant damages that can provide financial stability during a time
of great physical and emotional challenge. Call us today for your free
consultation and find out how we can put our
decades of personal injury experience to work for you: (888) 204-8440.