A Woman and Child Suffered a Hit-and-Run

By Peter DePaolis

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Drivers have an ethical and legal responsibility to pay attention to where they are traveling and to avoid hitting anyone or anything while they are behind the wheel. Further, drivers have the additional responsibility of resolving any damages or injuries they cause. If you are involved of a pedestrian incident, this means that you have hit someone on foot. You as the driver in such an incident have the responsibility of stopping, exchanging contact information with the person you hit and waiting for law enforcement to investigate. No one wants a pedestrian accident to happen. But if it does, you have a responsibility to stay on the scene.

A South Riding woman and her child were injured after being struck by an oncoming vehicle. As the woman was pushing her child in a stroller across the intersection of South Riding Blvd. and Peacock Market, a black automobile struck the woman and the stroller. After the driver stopped to ask if they were all right, the driver drove away from the scene. Loudoun deputies are investigating who the driver was.

If you are a victim of a similar incident, you should contact a qualified Northern Virginia personal injury attorney at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.