One of the commonest forms of road accidents is hit and run. No driver sets out with the intention of ramming into another vehicle or pedestrian. But the sad truth is that not all drivers are responsible, law-abiding citizens. And not all people make good drivers. Every year, Canada reports somewhere around 35,000 cases of hit and run accidents. Anyone can be a victim of a hit and run, even you, who are a cautious pedestrian and a careful driver. Why do hit and run accidents happen? And what should you do if you meet with this kind of accident?
Hit and run accidents menace modern civilization and try as we might, we don’t seem to be able to eliminate this problem. Numerous drives and campaigns have tried to educate people about the dangers of irresponsible driving. But these efforts are not bearing results as quickly as people would like.
A hit and run accident is when a car or vehicle crashes into another vehicle or a human being. Instead of waiting to see if others had been hurt or calling for help, the reckless driver flees the scene. That is because the driver fears that once he/she is brought into custody, there will be a mandatory fine (a steep amount) to be paid or even a sentence of 5 years to be served.
What are the commonest reasons behind the hit and run accidents?
Why do drivers flee?
Such people make reckless drivers and their rash actions can cause untold pain and misery to others.
As every one of us is vulnerable to the possibility of a hit and run, we should chalk up a plan. In the event we are in a hit and run, we have to follow a very precise strategy so that we can minimize the risk to our health.
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