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Police find damaged car thought to be from fatal hit and run

The police in Titusville, Florida, located the silver sedan believed to be the one from a hit-and-run accident that killed a 56-year-old man on his motorcycle. Major damage was visible on the right side of the vehicle. The car fits descriptions from witnesses who saw the incident at Kennedy Point Park on U.S. 1.

The traffic homicide investigator for the Titusville police is still seeking tips to locate the driver. Information can be given anonymously.

According to the police report, the fatal accident happened in Titusville about one-fourth of a mile south of the Cheney Highway. The sedan left the park and headed north on U.S. 1. The sedan then hit the motorcycle, whose driver died at the scene after being thrown from his vehicle. The driver of the car left the scene before being identified by authorities.

In situations like this, criminal charges are likely once police find a hit-and-run driver. A family that loses a loved in this manner might be able to use the criminal charges to build a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. An attorney might be helpful in reviewing the evidence and seeing if it could support a lawsuit. Damages might be recoverable for the family if the other driver in the accident did not show a duty of care when operating a vehicle. Failing to be careful can be equated with negligence, which is important to proving responsibility in a wrongful death case. An attorney might then seek compensation from the driver's insurance company and his or her assets to pay for the survivors' funeral expenses and income lost due to the person's sudden death.

Source: Space Coast Daily, "Update: Suspect Vehicle Recovered In Titusville Hit-and-Run," March 6, 2015

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