The driver in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Roanoke has been identified and contacted by authorities. The victim was a 34-year-old man who was killed while riding a moped. According to authorities, he was struck by a 4-door sedan. Police were looking for the car and its driver, an older white woman, and later identified and located them. Authorities spoke with the driver and continue to investigate the accident. police were evaluating and collecting evidence. At the time this post was prepared no charges had been filed in connection with the accident.
Family members who have lost a loved one in a hit-and-run accident may be left with many challenges ahead of them and a significant amount of uncertainty. Surviving family members may face a host of financial and emotional struggles associated with their loss. Whether or not the driver can be identified and located, legal options may be available to help the family.
A wrongful death can help family members who have suffered the loss of a loved one because of the negligent actions of another person. Surviving family members can seek damages for their loss, including compensation for medical and funeral expenses, loss of support, loss of services, loss of companionship, lost prospect of inheritance, and pain and suffering.
It is important for victims to get answers to the questions they may be left with following the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident. Legal resources are available to protect them and help them obtain compensation to assist with the damages they are facing as a result of another party's negligence.
Source: WDBJ.com, "UPDATE: Police identify driver in deadly hit-and-run accident in Roanoke," Nov. 2, 2016