Police in Lake Charles were called to investigate a hit-and-run collision that left a cyclist injured. This event occurred Oct. 5, at approximately 7:30 p.m. In Louisiana, the drivers responsible for hit-and-run motor vehicle accidents are often found, and when they are the criminal and civil consequences that they will face can be quite severe.
According to a local news report, this accident took place at the Jerry Street and Country Club Road intersection. Witnesses claim that the cyclist and the driver of a compact vehicle were both traveling eastbound on Country Club Road when the vehicle hit the bike. The cyclist was transported to an area hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
Authorities have yet to identify the driver responsible for this event. They have released the vehicle’s description to the public. They are asking anyone with information about this incident or the driver involved to please come forward.
The injuries suffered by cyclists in motor vehicle accidents like this can be severe and may result in long-term, if not life-long, suffering. Only time will tell how the victim in this case will recover. When the driver is found, the victim may pursue damages by filing civil claims against him or her in a Louisiana court. If, for some reason, the driver is not located, the victim may need help seeking maximum relief from his or her own insurance provider. An experienced personal injury attorney may be able to help the victim achieve fair and full compensation in either scenario.