Manhattan – According to Wibw.com , a woman from Manhattan sustained injuries on Friday, November 30, 2018, when she was struck by a vehicle. The police responded to the scene at about 5:15 in the evening.
The victim was identified as Susan Keller, 61. Keller was walking when she was struck by a vehicle that was described as a “small white 4-door car.”
Police are searching for the driver and are requesting that anyone with information about the crash contact Crime Stoppers.
Hit-and-run accidents happen with alarming frequency across the United States. There is an increasing number of these accidents every year. The most likely victims in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians and cyclists. In these accidents, the drivers are often able to leave the scene the crash because little damage has been done to their vehicles. Many of these crashes also occur at night when there may be no witnesses or few witnesses to report the suspect.
Drivers who commit hit-and-runs are often guilty of some other crime that causes them to attempt to flee the scene of an accident over fears that they will suffer severe penalties for their actions. For instance, the driver may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving on a suspended or revoked license, or in violation of another law. These drivers are not very well studied though because many of them never get arrested or charged.
States have been changing laws in an attempt to deter people from fleeing from the scene of accidents. Some states are also making alert systems that engage the public in helping to find the suspect or the suspect’s vehicle right after the event.
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