Vehicle Hit & Run in Fairbanks, Alaska
On February 7, Fairbanks Police Department responded to a hit and run on 15th Avenue. According to FPD a juvenile with a mini bike was struck by a 1999 Maroon Jeep Cherokee. The jeep driver fled the scene dragging the bike to 20th Avenue. After further investigation the owner of the Jeep was arrested. The juvenile was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries.
Report taken from Webcenter 11.com.
Driving Safety Tips
Not only is it wrong to leave the scene of an accident, but it is also illegal in the state of Alaska, and can result in criminal charges. Hit and run accidents unfortunately still occur on a frequent basis, regardless of the consequences. Many drivers that commit this offense may be unlicensed or uninsured, impaired, or have an outstanding arrest warrant. If you are the victim of a hit and run accident, bear in mind the following tips: Watch to see where the driver goes, but do not pursue them. Neither you nor your vehicle may be in any condition to drive after an accident, and leaving the scene to chase the other driver if they choose to flee is both dangerous for you as well as other vehicles on the road. Stay at the scene of the accident so that police officers can gather the evidence necessary to determine what happened, with the hopes of finding the responsible party based on your information.
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