Police are on the hunt for an SUV that was involved in a hit and run on Oct. 11 at approximately 7 p.m. in the Massachusetts town of Middleboro. The SUV hit a 58-year-old bicycle rider, killing him, and then fled the scene. The roadway surrounding the scene of the car accident was closed for nearly four hours as the evidence was gathered from the site.
Police are asking any residents who live on that stretch of the road and may have security cameras to review their footage. A witness apparently told police that the bicycle rider was moving with the flow of traffic when a light colored SUV slammed into him. It is the hope of law enforcement that a more accurate description of the SUV can be obtained as the investigation moves forward.
The vehicle in question would most likely have damage to the front end and windshield. Authorities are asking anyone who either has information regarding the crash or the SUV to contact the detective division of the Middleboro Police Department. Hopefully, the vehicle and its driver can be located quickly.
The family of the victim deserves to know exactly what happened that resulted in the death of their loved one. Not only do they need some sense of peace in knowing that the person responsible for his death may be brought to justice, but they are also entitled to a Massachusetts wrongful death claim against that party as well. If they are able to prove negligence on the part of the SUV driver, they may be awarded monetary damages to help address the financial impact of this hit-and-run car accident.
Source: enterprisenews.com, Middleboro Police still looking for driver in fatal crash, Alice C. Elwell, Oct. 13, 2013