Police who responded to the scene found the victim lying next to his car along the side of the road. Witnesses gave them a description of the vehicle that allegedly hit the man; based on that information, they located a suspect in a nearby community and arrested him.
Hit-and-run accidents are devastating for several reasons. For one thing, they are obviously awful for family members of a victim who has been injured or killed. The police are faced with a difficult task as well, particularly if there are no witnesses to a crash. It can take a large amount of time and money to track down a driver who has fled an accident scene.
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It is never easy for people to come to terms with the fact that a loved one has died in an accident — particularly a motor vehicle accident in which the apparently responsible party has attempted to flee the scene. When Pittsburgh residents are faced with the loss of a loved one, it can be of some comfort to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney to determine what steps can and should be taken.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Moon man held in hit-and-run death,” Torsten Ove, Aug. 18, 2013