Six Hours After Fatal Hit-and-Run in Lincoln, Nebraska, Driver Turns Herself
LINCOLN, NB- Omaha.com writes that a driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash arrived at the police station about six hours later to turn herself in. The 21-year-old woman told police that she was the person operating a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix when it struck a 41-year-old woman who was attempting to cross the street late last week.*
The accident occurred at 10thStreet and South Street in Lincoln during the evening. The victim died at the scene of the crash.
Police say the suspect's vehicle has damage consistent with the accident. She was arrested and brought to the Lancaster County Jail. The authorities charged the woman with leaving the scene of a severe injury accident, driving under suspension, tampering with physical evidence, and motor vehicle homicide.
Hit-and-run drivers are those that are involved in any motor vehicle crash and then leave the scene. There are many hit-and-run accidents that only lead to property damage. In these minor accidents, the victims are hit with higher auto insurance rates and costly vehicle repairs. Some of the most serious and tragic hit-and-run accidents are those involving pedestrians. When a driver hits a person and then leaves the scene, they often leave the victim with no assistance or means to get help.
According to police officers, drivers who flee the scene of crashes often do so because they are drunk, on drugs, do not have valid driver's licenses, or have warrants out for their arrests.
Unfortunately, catching hit-and-run drivers is challenging. Many of these individuals get away with their crimes leaving others to suffer the consequences. It is important for those who witness this type of crime contact police to provide information about the perpetrator.
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