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Hit & Run Car Accident Lawyer in Rhode Island | Slepkow Law (est. 1932)

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Rhode Island hit and run car accident lawyer

The Rhode Island state police have reported a rather disturbing incident occurring in Woonsocket RI.  State Police officers stationed at the Scituate Rhode Island barracks arrested a Pawtucket man on a plethora of criminal charges. This man was no novice to the RI criminal justice system. After the chase, the man was also pinched on a menu of old warrants for his arrest.  These warrants were for criminal charges allegedly occurring in Warwick and Cumberland, Rhode Island. All of this started with a simple police stop for a moving violation.

Rhode Island hit and run accident lawyer

A quick perusal of the suspect’s criminal record at CourtConnect  shows a rather extensive criminal record involving numerous motor vehicle offenses and a long history of shoplifting among other charges.

It all started as a routine moving violation / speeding stop until..

It all started as a routine Woonsocket motor vehicle police stop under the auspices of a speeding motorist. However, things got chaotic and dangerous when the suspect attempted to evade the cops in his motor vehicle by going behind a building in a Woonsocket shopping plaza

RI Real Estate Rama, citing a press release,  reported “Troopers located the red Taurus which fled after striking a Trooper on his side as he attempted to remove the driver from the vehicle. The vehicle exited the plaza and crashed into the Shell Gas Station located across the street. Troopers again moved in and attempted to extricate the driver from his vehicle. The driver resisted and moved his vehicle in reverse, striking another vehicle before fleeing north on Diamond Hill Road. The pursuit ended after the Taurus became disabled after crashing into four other motorists. The suspect was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for non-life threatening injuries sustained from the multiple crashes. One of the other motorists was also transported to Landmark Hospital for non life-threatening injuries. The Trooper did not sustain any injuries as a result of being struck by the suspect vehicle. ” See more at: Real Estate 

Thankfully no deaths resulted in this hit and run in Rhode Island

Thankfully, no one was killed as a result of these automobile collisions. A fatality could have lead the suspect to be charged with vehicular manslaughter or even murder. It is unknown whether any of the motorists involved in these RI car wrecks will seek compensation for injuries or property damage. The man was charged with a laundry list of criminal charges including: drunk driving (dui 2nd offense), Assault with a deadly weapon, Leaving the scene of a crash, Driving with a suspended license (among a number of other Rhode Island criminal charges)

A “hit and run” accident refers to a situation where a driver involved in a traffic collision leaves the scene without stopping to identify themselves or provide assistance to the injured party. Hit and run accidents can take various forms, and they may involve different types of vehicles and circumstances. Here are some common types of hit and run accidents:

  1. Vehicle-to-Vehicle Hit and Run:
    • Rear-End Collisions: The at-fault driver hits the back of another vehicle and leaves the scene without stopping.
    • Side-Impact Collisions: The at-fault driver hits the side of another vehicle and flees without stopping.
    • Head-On Collisions: A driver crashes into the front of another vehicle and leaves without exchanging information.
  2. Pedestrian Hit and Run:
    • A pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, and the driver leaves the scene without stopping to provide assistance or exchange information.
  3. Cyclist Hit and Run:
    • A cyclist is involved in a collision with a vehicle, and the driver fails to stop and provide the necessary information.
  4. Property Damage Hit and Run:
    • The driver collides with an object (such as a parked car, fence, or building) and leaves without reporting the incident or leaving their contact information.
  5. Injury Hit and Run:
    • The driver causes an accident resulting in injuries to other parties and leaves without rendering aid or providing information.
  6. Single-Vehicle Hit and Run:
    • A driver crashes into a fixed object (like a tree or pole) and leaves the scene without reporting the incident.
  7. Commercial Vehicle Hit and Run:
    • Involves a hit and run where a commercial vehicle, such as a truck or delivery van, is the at-fault party.

Hit and run accidents are illegal and can lead to serious consequences for the fleeing driver, including criminal charges and civil liability. It is essential for individuals involved in accidents to remain at the scene, exchange information, and report the incident to the appropriate authorities. If you witness a hit and run, providing information to law enforcement can help identify the responsible party.

Prior Arrest warrants are for moving violation and other alleged criminal  incidents including:

  • Drunk Driving
  • Reckless Driving
  • Eluding Police
  • Operating with a suspended Sentence
  • Shoplifting (numerous warrants)
  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon