Friday afternoon found another pedestrian injured by a hit-and-run driver around 5:30 p.m. Witnesses reported that a pedestrian was hit around 5:30 Friday at West 2nd and Lloyd Streets in Chester, Pa.

Authorities are working to find out the extent of the pedestrian’s injuries so they cannot give any more details for the media. More details will be given out after the  investigation. But the police believe that this is a case of hit-and-run.

When you hit another person, someone else’s property, or another vehicle and you flee the scene of the accident, you are committing a hit-and-run case.. Traffic offense such as this has potentially serious legal penalties; although, the penalty given varies from state to state. The law mandates that a driver has to stop his vehicle if you involved in an accident.

Here are other requirements of the law: Exchange insurance information with the driver of the other vehicle. Determine the physical status of the passengers in the other vehicle and obtain medical help if necessary. Contact the police to inform them of the accident and comply with all requests of law enforcement including remaining at the scene if necessary. Produce a driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration upon the request of the other drive and/or upon the request of law enforcement officials. Submit to a breathalyzer or other test of intoxication or impairment if law enforcement officials have reason to suspect impaired driving. The general purpose is to ensure that the other driver is safe and that the police have an opportunity to determine the extent of damage and the cause of the accident.

If you were injured in a car accident, contact experienced injury lawyer who will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages as well as pain and suffering.

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