Driver Strikes and Kills Teen in Tragic Pender County Hit-and-Run Accident
PENDER COUNTY, NC- Wect.com writes that a driver struck and killed a teenage boy last week and then left the scene. The incident occurred on US 421, close to Wards County Loop Road. Reports indicate that the eighteen-year-old victim was walking southbound when the driver collided with him.*
Responders rushed the boy to the New Haven Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. Police are searching for the driver who struck the boy and are asking for help from the public in identifying the suspect. Officers currently have no information about the type of vehicle involved or the identity of the driver.
Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accidents Are Serious Crimes
Most victims in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians. When a driver strikes a pedestrian at night with few witnesses, that motorist may believe that they can flee the scene and avoid the consequences for their actions.
A study published by the AAA showed that these drivers are more likely to have been drunk at the time of the crash than are drivers who stay at the scene. Hit-and-run drivers also are more likely to lack a valid driver’s license. Thus, according to the AAA, the profile of a driver who flees the scene of a crash is one who is under the influence and/or has had their license suspended or revoked.
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Sources:https://www.wect.com/2020/01/14/driver-wanted-deadly-pender-county-hit-run/ and https://newsroom.aaa.com/2018/04/hit-run-deaths-hit-record-high/ and https://citylimits.org/2018/02/07/despite-nycs-vision-zero-progress-most-hit-and-run-drivers-avoid-arrest/
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