Hit and Run Accident Near the South Side of Garner, North Carolina
GARNER, N.C. — A woman walking on the roadway near the intersection of Benson Road and Foxbury Drive survived a collision with a motor vehicle. The incident occurred after dark on a Thursday evening near the intersection of NC 50 on the south side of Garner. Garner Police and troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol opened an investigation into the accident, which police have called a hit-and-run according to a report by WRAL. Witnesses to the accident called 911 immediately. The driver involved in the crash did not remain at the scene of the accident initially. She returned to the scene after considering that it might be a person she hit. Troopers did not charge the driver. Instead, the troopers said that they would discuss the case with the district attorney’s office. The injured pedestrian is expected to make a full recovery. *
Recent statistics cited by the Washington Post reveal that hit-and-run accidents occur at an alarming rate in the United States. In 2015, approximately 2,000 hit-and-run accidents happened every day in the U.S. On average, six of those hit-and-run accidents results in at least one person losing a life.
Psychologists consider a person’s fight or flight response to an accident when trying to ascertain why so many people leave accident scenes. Some people will stay at the scene of the crash and argue with the pedestrian about who might have caused the crash. Others will flee.
Those who flee, psychologists believe, rationalize the significance of the event. Some people convince themselves that the incident is minor and they do not have to stay. Alternatively, people get scared, cannot think because their adrenaline is running high, and leave.
Studies in Europe shed some light on the way a driver who leaves the scene might think. The studies are limited in scope by the population studied. Notwithstanding, the studies showed that almost 42% of drivers were concerned about getting caught for drinking and driving. Others thought that the incident was trivial, or claimed to not know about the accident. Sometimes, however, the person flees because he or she does not have the compassion for the victim or suffers a mental break, like when a person becomes lodged in a windshield yet the driver does nothing to help.
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Source:https://www.wral.com/pedestrian-taken-to-hospital-after-hit-and-run-incident-in-garner/18660528/ and https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/psychology-101-why-do-drivers-involved-in-crashes-flee-the-scene/2018/08/23/96032ca2-a0bc-11e8-8e87-c869fe70a721_story.html
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