Accidents between vehicles and pedestrians often have tragic results. Recently, a man crossing the street in the community of Morrow, Georgia, was killed when he was struck by a truck. The victim was in a crosswalk when the accident occurred, and there are more details to this story that make this situation even more horrific.
The driver of the truck that struck the man allegedly stopped his vehicle, got out of his truck, saw the deceased victim and then got back into his truck. He drove away, leaving the man in the road as the victim of a hit-and-run accident. He has not been located, but law enforcement officials have released a description of him and his vehicle.
The identity of the victim has not been released as officials have attempted to locate his family. When they become aware of this tragedy, they will likely be left with grief, pain and many questions. They may not be sure of how to address the infinite hole that has formed in their lives with the passing of their beloved family member.
Relatives of victims of these types of horrible tragedies can in some cases pursue their losses through wrongful death claims. These claims can allow individuals to recover the financial losses they have suffered due to the death of their loved one. Not all families are sure of how to approach the legal requirements of filing wrongful death lawsuits, especially when hit-and-run accidents are involved. Consultation with motor vehicle accident attorneys can help grieving families find answers to the many questions they may have.