Police in the small, central Massachusetts town of Lunenberg are seeking the public’s help in finding a vehicle that may have witnessed a hit-and-run accident and left the scene after the victim asked for help early in the morning on February 27. The victim was seriously injured when a pickup truck carrying a snow plow struck the pedestrian from behind and then sped away. The truck wanted by police is described as “a light-colored, possibly white, 1999 to 2003 Chevrolet or GMC pickup with a yellow plow… single cab with black molding around the wheel wells and black molding on the side,” according to WCVB.
Lunenburg officials are particularly interested in a second car driving in the same direction as the first vehicle that was caught on a security camera stopping in front of the victim seconds later. The driver got out of the car and appeared to speak to the injured pedestrian before getting back in his car and driving away, leaving the victim behind. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
According to national data, hit-and-run crash fatalities are on the rise. Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows a 13.7% spike in hit-and-run fatalities over three years even as traffic deaths overall were falling by 4.5%. Hit-and-run accidents leave victims in a tough spot, both physically and financially. At the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP, our dedicated team of Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorneys can help take some of the financial burden off victims and their families so they can recover comfortably. Our experienced team of senior attorneys has successfully tackled thousands of hit-and-run cases, and understands the uncertainty faced by those affected. We will go through every legal option and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Copeland, Larry. USA Today. “Fatal hit-and-run crashes on rise in U.S..” November 10, 2013 WCVB. Vehicle that left hit-and-run victim who asked for help sought. March 26, 2014.