This story about a pedestrian accident may make you concerned about your hit-and-run case. In this situation, the people who allegedly hit the victim have been caught, which means they have been criminally charged. If you've been involved in a pedestrian accident and know who is responsible, you may also want to look into the ways you can make them pay for your injuries.
In this case, a brother and sister, twins the ages of 25, have been accused in a hit-and-run accident that cost a 30-year-old man his life. The May 21 report states that the 25-year-old male was behind the wheel at the time of the accident, and he's being charged with murder. He is also charged with unlawful possession of a handgun and the possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He is charged, like his sister, for hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 in bail.
The man's twin sister was allegedly riding next to him in the vehicle when they reportedly struck the 30-year-old man on East Madison Street in New Jersey. Their Chevy Malibu allegedly struck the 30-year-old man twice at around 4:30 a.m.
The 25-year-old female is accused of hindering prosecution and is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail because she may have tampered with evidence at the scene. The car they had been in was found following the accident, and police reported finding the gun that had been tossed as well.
The victim in this case passed away around three hours after the incident. He was pronounced dead due to traumatic injuries from the accident. Police are still trying to find out if the victim had any connections to the twins in the case.
Source: New York Daily News, "Twin brother and sister busted for fatal New Jersey hit-and-run" Sasha Goldstein, May. 21, 2014