The recent news of a serious hit-and-run collision between a produce truck and a MetroLink train in Southern California has prompted many to ask: what are a driver’s obligations after an accident? How is someone charged with committing a hit-and-run?
In the MetroLink accident, a train traveling to Los Angeles at 80 miles per hour collided with a pickup truck pulling a trailer. The driver had turned onto the tracks (likely by accident), then jumped out of his vehicle and walked away before the accident occurred. No one was killed, although dozens of people were injured.