According to a police report, a man driving a tractor-trailer — with his two children inside the rig with him — recently attempted to flee police after allegedly causing an accident.
Before attempting to make his getaway, the trucker was potentially responsible for totaling four vehicles. The 30-year-old man initially crashed his truck into a group of three cars, and then fled that accident. He was ultimately stopped by police and refused to get out of his vehicle. At that time, a law enforcement officer saw a small child peer out of the rear of the cab. The truck driver attempted to flee again — even driving into oncoming traffic, where he hit other vehicles and caused injuries to several people.
Finally, the truck crashed into a ditch. The driver brought the kids with him into a patch of woods before police officers were finally able to track him down. He was arrested on charges of child endangerment, evading arrest and leaving the scene of an accident. The children did not suffer any injuries in the incident.
Leaving the scene of a crash
All drivers involved in a car accident are required to stay at the scene to provide assistance and await the arrival of a police. Anyone who flees an accident that caused injury or death could potentially be charged with a felony. This particular driver made the case against him even more serious by fleeing arrest and having his children with him throughout the whole episode.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car or truck accident due to reckless driving or another form of negligence, consult a knowledgeable Florida personal injury lawyer with Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh.