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Hit-and-Run Driver Leaves Imprint of License Plate in Roseville

Driver Arrested After Striking Another Vehicle on Roseville Parkway and Fleeing

A hit-and-run driver in Roseville left behind evidence that got him arrested. The accident occurred on Roseville Parkway near Creekside Ridge Drive around dinner time when a BMW was rear-ended by a Ford F-250. The pickup driver fled the scene without realizing that his truck left a tell-tale indentation on the other vehicle. The indent was the pickup driver’s license plate number. 

Driver Arrested After Leaving Identity Evidence at the Accident Scene

According to a representative of the Roseville Police Department, by looking at the big truck’s bumper and the sedan, it becomes the perfect spot for the license plate to leave a print but backward, of course. The 33-year-old was easy to find. All the police had to do was check the registration on the license plate to locate the address. He was placed under arrest and charged with suspicion of driving drunk and felony hit-and-run. 

Hit-and-Run Drivers and the Investigation to Find Them

It’s difficult enough to suffer an accident but even worse when the driver who caused your trauma flees the scene. Most people are not fortunate enough to have the driver leave such tell-tale evidence of who they are by their license plate embedding the numbers on the other person’s vehicle. This is why you may need the assistance of an accident attorney to help locate the fleeing driver and get you the compensation you deserve.

Investigating a Hit-and-Run Accident

We send our investigators to the scene of a fleeing driver accident as soon as possible so that they can begin evidence collection. Some of our techniques are as follows:

  • The police report is examined for any clues as to the identity of the driver and vehicle. It is also checked for accuracy because errors could affect the client’s ability to place a compensation claim.
  • Accident reconstruction is performed, which can indicate who was at fault for the collision.
  • The area where the crash occurred is checked for evidence that can pinpoint the make and model of the hit-and-run driver’s vehicle, such as paint and pieces from the car/truck. Since manufacturers all use their own paints and items such as taillights, it can be used to identify what type and even year of the vehicle the driver was in.
  • The area is checked for surveillance cameras to find out if the crash by the hit-and-run driver was caught on film. If it was, that tape could be subpoenaed. 

What if the Hit-and-Run Driver Isn’t Found?

The injured party may still be able to recover compensation to pay for their medical expenses. This is by using their uninsured/underinsured auto policy. When Californians buy auto insurance, they often pick up this add-on to their policy. Many of them take it because of the high number of drivers in the state who are underinsured or have no insurance at all. If the injured party does not carry this add-on policy but another family member does, they can use that instead. The rates for the policy are unaffected.

Roseville Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, and I’m a Roseville personal injury lawyer. An individual who is harmed by a negligent driver may be able to place a personal injury claim to recover compensation. You can contact our accident attorneys for free and friendly advice at (916) 921-6400. We can also be reached online or at (800) 404-5400.

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