Police are seeking a man they say caused a deadly hit-and-run accident in Clemmons, North Carolina (NC). The wreck occurred on NC 150 when the careless driver cut in front of another vehicle, causing that driver to swerve into another car. Sadly, when avoiding the first collision, the second driver slammed into the vehicle of 77-year-old Mary Nelson instead.
The man who caused the crash reportedly pulled over to the side of the road and got out of his car, only to reenter his car moments later and drive off. Police are on the lookout for an Asian or Hispanic man with glasses, possibly driving a maroon Kia Optima.
Now, a woman is dead and another man is seriously injured because of one driver's bad decision behind the wheel. Even worse than causing the accident was his decision to flee the scene of the accident. A grandmother, mother, wife, sister and daughter is gone forever, and another man is fighting for his life, while the man who caused the situation is currently at large and not being held to account.
The victims' family should speak with a North Carolina personal injury and wrongful death attorney about their legal options. To learn what types of damages may be available in a wrongful death claim, take a moment to read this article. Also, uninsured motorist coverage available through victims' own insurance policies is critical in hit-and-run cases.