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Hit-and-run accident claims life of skateboarder

All people on the road in Minnesota must be aware of the surroundings, situations, and circumstances. It is best to expect the unexpected and make certain to pay strict attention to what is happening with other vehicles, bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. Unfortunately, this is not a rule that everyone follows and it can lead to a car accident victim suffering severe injuries and even being killed. When an event like this occurs, it is important for those involved to know what they should do next.

A skateboarder was killed in a hit-and-run car accident. The accident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. A witness who had seen the 15-year-old skateboarder before the car crash stated that the victim wore dark clothing at the time and it is possible that the driver did not see him. The vehicle, a white pickup truck, was heading west and left the scene after the accident. According to the reports, the victim was small in stature and, with the dark clothing, the driver might not have been aware of what occurred. State law mandates that anyone driving a vehicle involved in a car accident is required to stop and see what happened.

Regardless of the reason for a car crash and who was involved, the aftermath can result in significant long-term problems. A victim might need substantial medical treatment which will have massive costs. There could be rehabilitation and the requirement for long-term - even 24/7 - care. That can strain the personal lives, emotions, and finances of the individual and his or her family. Whether it was a young person just starting out in life, an adult with a family, or an elderly person, anyone who is in a car accident needs to realize how difficult the process of recovery can be.

In this incident, a young skateboarder was killed when he was hit by a white pickup truck. In spite of the possibility that the driver of the truck was unaware that a person was hit, that does not eliminate responsibility. The family of the deceased should protect their interests with a crash reconstruction, an investigation to determine what happened, and help in considering a legal filing. For that, they should speak to a qualified legal professional as soon as possible.

Source: Fox9.com, "Skateboarder killed in 'terrible accident' in Isanti, Minn.," Mike Durkin, Sept. 11, 2015

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