An Arizona woman is facing serious criminal charges for her involvement in a hit-and-run accident. The auto-pedestrian car crash is said to have occurred near the beginning of March in the Tempe area. A child was injured in the collision.
According to reports, the 29-year-old woman believed responsible for hitting a child with her vehicle was arrested March 10. She is accused of striking a child -- an 8-year-old boy -- and failing to stop to render aid. The boy did suffer injuries as a result of the incident, though, the details of his injuries have not been reported.
Authorities claim the the driver admitted to hitting the child. According to a video report that accompanied a written news article, she is now charged with a felony hit and run. At her first court appearance, bond was set in her case at just under $4,000. It is unknown if any further court dates have been scheduled in regards to this matter.
This car crash has likely left the child and his parents and/or guardians with a number of emotional, physical and financial scars. It may be possible for them to seek compensation for any damages that they have sustained by pursuing civil actions in an Arizona court. A successfully litigated personal injury claim could result in the victim and his family being awarded monetary relief for the child's current and future medical costs, any pain and suffering experienced and any other losses suffered that can be directly attributed to this terrible event.
Source: abc15.com, "Mesa woman facing charges in Tempe hit-and-run accident", March 11, 2016