8 Year Old Boy Killed in Hit and Run in Detroit, MI
Expert Michigan car accident attorney is reporting a hit and run crash that killed an 8 year old boy in Detroit. The name of the child has not yet been released.
The boy was riding his bike near Abington Avenue and West Chicago Road when he was struck by an SUV while trying to cross the road. Witnesses say that the driver never slowed down before or after the accident. The driver of the SUV did not stop after hitting the boy. The boy was dragged by the SUV for about a block. His bike remained attached to the vehicle for close to a mile.
Police have towed a vehicle that they believe to be the one driven in the hit and run. According to Commander Steve Dolunt the vehicle is a late 90’s red Ford Explorer with a beige stripe. The paint is faded and the muffler was dragging. It was driven by a light skinned black male who was wearing a hat at the time. They do not have a name or any further description on the driver at this time.
Detroit police are asking for anyone who witnessed the hit and run or may know this driver is to call the Detroit Police Station immediately.
If you are involved in an accident in the state of Michigan, you are required to stop your vehicle as soon as possible. It is illegal to flee the scene of an accident. According to 257.617, a hit and run involving the death of another person is a felony with penalties including
If you or a loved one have been a victim in a hit and run you will need an attorney to help protect your rights. Anyone who causes an accident and chooses not to stop should to be punished to the full extent of the law. The statute of limitations does not run out for six years after a hit and run. This means you have 6 years to press charges against the person who committed the hit and run, but it is always better to begin the process as soon as possible. As time goes by people tend to forget important details about what happened. Memories fade and details just get lost. To prevent this from happening to you, contact an attorney immediately.
If you are the person who committed the hit and run crime you will need a criminal defense attorney to take your case. Since committing a hit and run that caused the death of another person is a felony you will be facing high fines and possible imprisonment. This is not something to take lightly.