A driver that was involved in a hit and run accident was killed in another crash attempting to flee from the scene of the accident. The accident happened in Schaumburg, Illinois Monday night when 19-year-old Michael Owsiany caused a minor car accident and fled the scene. As he was driving away, 39-year-old Erin Semerad negotiated a left turn in front of Owsiany’s vehicle and the two vehicle collided. Both Semerad and Owsiany were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and Owsiany’s passenger, 23-year-old Ashley Trenholm was transported to the hospital and listed in critical condition. Authorities are continuing to investigate the accident.
Hit and run accidents have increased in occurrence over the past several years and have caused thousands of injuries and deaths. All drivers involved in an auto accident is required to remain at the scene of the accident to provide information to the other individuals involved. When a driver flees the scene of an accident to avoid the consequences, he is committing a hit and run accident. Drivers found guilty of hit and run accidents may face criminal punishment but they should also be held accountable for your damages.
The experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys at The Morris Law Firm will work diligently to hold all negligent parties accountable for your damages while fighting to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Our attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to handle your case. If you have been the victim of a hit and run accident, contact us today for a free consultation.