On behalf of Weisman, Kennedy & Berris Co., L.P.A. posted in Car Accidents on Friday, April 5, 2013.

Reckless driving can cause serious injuries or even death, and it’s especially difficult for the families of victims when the driver flees the scene of the accident. Under these circumstances, victims and their families cannot hold the driver accountable for his recklessness. However, people who cause car accidents, especially repeat offenders, are sometimes found.

In a recent hit-and-run accident in Dayton, the details are sketchy but it seems that a driver ran into a home after he crashed into another vehicle. There were apparently no injuries, but there was likely damaged property on the home and to the owner of the other car; that driver also left the scene of the accident and is still being sought by law enforcement. The driver who caused the accident may have been attempting to evade authorities because he was driving with a firearm in his vehicle and with a suspended driver’s license; a sentence he received after being convicted of another hit-and-run accident in October.

The driver has made a habit of taking off after car accidents. His most recent accident comes less than two years after he fled the scene of another accident that killed a 7-year-old girl. Because he is a repeat offender, his punishment for this accident could be more severe.

After any accident, it’s important for drivers to remain at the site of the accident and to cooperate with law enforcement. Otherwise, the punishment may be harsh. Thankfully, authorities sometimes find hit-and-run drivers and work to prevent them from harming others in the future. For people who have been the victims of such drivers, they may want to contact an attorney to pursue legal action. In this case, the home owner might be able to receive compensation for the damage done to their property.

Source: WhioTV, “Driver in crash involved in 2011 fatal accident,” Frazier Smith, March 15, 2013