Updated on: 11/11/2020
A man was struck and killed by a hit and run driver in Lakewood Tuesday Afternoon.
Authorities were called to the scene on the freedom Way overpass of I-5 near Lakewood just after 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon after 911 callers reported seeing a pedestrian struck.
Reports from the scene seem to indicate that the victim of the hit-and-run, was also the victim of a theft at a nearby gas station, had located the suspected thief and confronted him on the overpass.
That is when the theft, and now hit-and-run suspect reportedly struck the victim with his gold minivan and left the scene.
The victim, a man in his 50's was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Authorities are still investigating the incident and have not released further details at this time.
Legal Recovery Options For Hit-And-Run Accident Victims
Hit-and-Run accidents are some of the most challenging for accident victims to claim a fair recovery from thanks to the uncertain nature of the at-fault party.
It is a crime to leave the scene of an accident, a fact that means if and when a hit-and-run driver is found they are likely to be cited and would have a challenge contesting their liability.
In the meantime, a driver, or pedestrian struck by a hit-and-run driver should review their own policy information for PIP and UIM coverage that would allow them to make a recovery regardless of if the at-fault driver is ever apprehended.
In the case of serious hit and run accidents like this one it is always best for a victim, or their loved ones to seek the counsel of an experienced team of wrongful death attorneys before attempting to negotiate with an insurance company or accepting any settlement.
Davis Law Group has been helping the family members of wrongful death accident victims in the state of Washington for more than 20-years and has an elite team of trial attorneys with the skills and experience to get victims loved ones the results they deserve.
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