According to WTVF-TV, a Michigan man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Madison on May 6.
The news outlet reported that Allen Hoogewind and a co-worker had gotten off an MTA bus and were crossing Gallatin Pike near Walton Lane in a crosswalk around 9:35 p.m. when a car struck Hoogewind.
Hoogewind reportedly died at the scene of the accident. He was attempting to cross the street to get to a rental car in a nearby parking lot. The co-worker was not injured in the crash.
The car allegedly continued to drive after striking Hoogwind, and police are continuing to search for the driver. Witnesses described the car as a dark-colored, four-door sedan, and police said the vehicle might have front-end damage.
Anyone with information about this accident is being asked to call Crime Stoppers at (615) 74-CRIME.
Can I Sue a Driver If I Am Injured in a Pedestrian Accident or My Loved One is Killed?
As we reported on Monday, the last time statistics were reported in 2012, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security reported that 1,381 people were involved in pedestrian accidents in the Volunteer State.
These numbers are a tragic reminder that traveling by foot can be risky if negligent drivers are on roadways. Additionally, it should be noted that you should never leave the scene of an accident. Doing so can result in criminal punishment—it can also result in someone losing his or her life due to your inability to act in the situation.
For more information about pedestrian accidents, you can contact Nashville injury lawyer Stanley A. Davis.
“For in him we live, and move, and have our being…” – Acts 17:28