It was back in April when a 28-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were walking on the north berm of West Harness Drive when they were struck from behind by a pickup truck [Source: Ada County Sheriff’s Office]. A neighbor said they heard a loud bang and went outside to see what had happened. Not only did they find two people lying on the side of the road, but they also witnessed a pickup truck driving away from the scene. That same neighbor called 911 so that deputies and medics could be dispatched to the accident scene.
Ada County Sheriff’s Office said medics had to transport the two victims to an area hospital as it appeared they had suffered life-threatening injuries. While the male victim was released from the hospital a few days after the incident, the female victim was still in the hospital at the time of the reporting. After officials began searching for the vehicle that was connected to the accident, they came across a pickup parked in a neighborhood located approximately two miles from the crash site. That vehicle belonged to Ryan K. Craftsman, 30.
Police later determined that Craftsman had been driving the truck just before the incident happened and discovered it had sustained damage. After officials were able to link the vehicle to the accident, they arrested Craftsman on a felony count of aggravated driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury. Craftsman was being held in the Ada County jail.
Were you or a loved one recently involved in an accident while walking or crossing the street in Boise, Idaho?
Did the driver flee the scene of the accident?
If you were involved in a hit-and-run accident or any other type of accident and are looking to hold the driver accountable for the injuries you suffered, you will need to hire a Boise, Idaho personal injury attorney to help you do this. One of the more common ways for a victim of a hit-and-run accident to hold a driver liable for their actions is by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury lawsuits not only require a victim to prove the “at-fault” party was negligent, but these types of lawsuits must also be filed within a certain period of time which is referred to as the statute of limitations.
If a victim fails to take legal action within the statute of limitations, they run the risk of having their case dismissed. So, if you would like to learn more about filing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who hit you as well as how much you might be entitled to recover in compensation, contact Montgomery Dowdle Law today.