Pontiac, MI – Investigators Seeking Hit-and-Run Driver After Deadly Wreck on Auburn Ave

by | Aug 1, 2023 | Car Accidents | 0 comments

Pontiac, MI (August 1, 2023) – Investigators with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office have determined that a Chevrolet Traverse, with a model year between 2009 and 2012, was the suspect vehicle in a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a Pontiac man on Saturday.

The Sheriff’s Department asked for the public’s assistance in determining the identity of the vehicle’s driver. The collision initially occurred at around 12:50 a.m. on Saturday on Auburn Avenue in Pontiac, close to the intersection with South Astor Street. An eastbound driver hit the victim, identified only as a 59-year-old man, as he was walking across the street.

The victim passed away shortly after being taken to the hospital for treatment, and the suspected at-fault motorist fled the scene.

According to crash investigators, there will likely be damage to the front passenger side of the Chevrolet Traverse, including the passenger side headlight lens.

The Sheriff’s Office has a crash reconstruction team looking into what happened. In the meantime, witnesses were asked to phone Crime Stoppers if they had additional details about the accident or the suspect driver.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the deceased man’s family.

Hit-and-Run Accidents in Michigan

Pontiac, MI - Investigators Seeking Hit-and-Run Driver After Deadly Wreck on Auburn AveUnder Michigan’s hit-and-run legislation, it is illegal to flee the scene of an auto collision. In fact, if a motorist causes death and then flees the scene of the accident, they risk up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $10,000. Obviously, if a driver escapes the scene of an accident, you should contact the police and your insurance provider as soon as possible.

The careless motorist who causes an accident in Michigan then departs the scene, making it impossible to determine who is responsible for any resulting injuries, deaths, or property damage.

If you or a loved one were injured in a hit-and-run accident in Michigan, you are required by law to report it to the authorities within 24 hours. You must also notify your own no-fault auto insurance company of the incident.

Many insurance policies have strict notice terms that stipulate the insurance company must be informed of an accident within a particular period of time or risk losing coverage. Furthermore, if you were harmed in the accident, have incurred medical expenses, or have lost work owing to your injuries, you should file for no-fault compensation as soon as possible. An attorney can assist you in gathering the evidence you need and navigating the complex legal structure of Michigan’s personal injury laws and processes, regardless of the nature of the accident or the extent of your losses.

Hiring an experienced attorney is essential if you have any more concerns or questions concerning your next steps. Our Pontiac personal injury attorneys at Christopher Trainor & Associates will do all it takes to get maximum recompense for our clients who have been injured through no fault of their own. If you’ve been in an accident, don’t hesitate to call our offices at 248-886-8650 to speak with our skilled and caring legal team.

Note: Our firm utilized outside sources when creating this post. We have not independently verified the facts regarding this accident. If you find information that is incorrect, contact Christopher Trainor & Associates immediately so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available about the accident. This post can be removed upon request.  

Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. This post is not a solicitation for business. 

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