Billings police have reported a hit-and-run
truck accident involving a pickup and a motorcycle. According to a police spokesman,
the collision occurred at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 8.
Driver Allegedly Flees The Scene
Billings Gazette reported that the pickup was southbound when the driver attempted to turn
at the intersection of St. Johns Avenue and 24th Street W. The truck allegedly
pulled in front of a northbound motorcycle, and the vehicles collided.
The driver of the pickup then fled to the east on St. Johns Avenue, according
to a police spokesman.
The 28-year-old male motorcyclist required transport to St. Vincent Healthcare
for what were reported to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Truck Found By Police
Officers did subsequently find the pickup truck that had been allegedly
involved in the incident. However, the driver was not with the vehicle,
so a search continued for the motorist.
Although the investigation into the November 8 incident is still continuing,
a motorist attempting to turn at an intersection must typically yield
the right-of-way to thru traffic. A failure to yield may be considered
to be evidence of negligent conduct, and a victim of negligent driving
may be able to seek compensation for injuries that are sustained in the
accident. Civil litigation may be filed that seeks compensatory damages
for unpaid medical expenses, pain and suffering, possible lost wages and
other potential losses.
Challenges Posed By Hit-and-Run Accidents
However, the legal options of a person injured in a hit-and-run accident
are limited until the alleged hit-and-run motorist can be identified.
Once the individual's identity is confirmed, an injured party can
potentially name that person as a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit.
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personal injury law, please reach out to us. A consultation regarding
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