Fall River Driver Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run Accident in Somerset

A Fall River driver was arrested by police and charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death for the fatal hit and run accident of a Somerset man using a motorized wheelchair last week. Police had been searching for the driver of the Avalon since responding to the accident. According to a report in Boston.com, police acted on a reverse 911 call from the driver’s wife who was calling to report that her father-in-law owned a car matching the description that police were looking for.

According to police, the driver told them that on the night of the fatality, he was returning home after watching a Bruins’ game. He initially stopped at the scene after hitting the man in the wheelchair and spoke with the occupants of a car behind him that had also stopped. He then fled the scene.

The conviction for leaving the scene of an accident that results in death, can result in a jail sentence of no less than 2 1/2 years with a maximum of 10 years and a fine of between $1,000 to $5,000. The survivors of someone killed in a hit-and-run accident may also have civil claims against the driver that are separate from the criminal claims brought by the state.

For more on Fall River Driver Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run Accident in Somerset, click here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *