Hit and Run Accident – Death by Dangerous Driving

A tragic fatal accident has occurred when a pedestrian was struck in Manchester causing fatal injuries.

The Police have reported that the pedestrian was in his early 50’s and whilst taken to hospital following the fatal hit and run accident unfortunately died from the tragic collision.

Man Arrested Following the Fatal Hit & Run Accident

It is reported in the ITV News “Man arrested after fatal hit and run accident in Salford‘ Section on their website that the vehicle that struck the pedestrian failed to stop after the collision.  The vehicle was found, however, and a man in his mid-twenties was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scheme of a fatal accident.

Inadequate Punishment Following Death By Dangerous Driving

As fatal accident solicitors we are not privy to any further information surrounded the tragic death on an innocent pedestrian.  But once again, where is the justice in the UK when a bereaved family lose a loved one on our roads to due death by dangerous driving?

Generally speaking, if a person is charged and convicted by death by dangerous driving the punishment is not a deterrent by any stretch of the imagination.

Many of the bereaved families and friends consider the charges to be in insult leaving a deep unforgiven feeling that the Justice has let them down.

According to the Government, a fatal car accident figures indicated only 3 to of 5 drivers are convicted and the average length of time behind bars is just 4 years.

Drivers Who Kill and Seriously Injure Should Face Greater Punishment

Not only punishment by the Courts but also in compensation.  The driver who has caused the heartache due to death by dangerous driving will either be insured or the bereaved family will be able to obtain some compensation from the Motor Insurance Bureau.  Compensation for death by dangerous driving is often inadequate in any event, just like the punishment of the driver who kills behind the wheel but it helps relive some of the financial pressure during the grieving process to stop the family getting into debt or losing their home because they cannot pay the mortgage or rent.

Help When You Need It Most

If you have lost a loved one following a fatal accident either on the road, at work or due to a medical mistake, we are here to help you every step of the way.  Expert legal support and advice.  For more information on death by dangerous driving or general support please contact the fatal accident claim solicitors.

Posted: May 3, 2016 at 8:28 pm