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Police hunt hit-and-run suspect after Massachusetts pedestrian accident in Fall River

Police are seeking the driver responsible for a hit-and-run Massachusetts pedestrian accident in Fall River, the Herald News reported.

The crash happened Wednesday night when a gray or silver Chrysler Sebring struck a 22-year-old woman near North Main and Malvey streets about 9 p.m. The accident forced the woman on top of the vehicle before she tumbled off the side. The driver did not stop.

A witness said there was damage to the right front of the vehicle and that the windshield was broken. The vehicle possibly has a partial Massachusetts plate number of 649 and appeared to have chrome rims.

The victim was taken to the hospital with a possible head injury.

A Boston injury lawyer should be consulted anytime someone is injured in a hit-and-run accident. In the event that a driver is never located, an experienced accident attorney may be able to help a victim collect from his or her own insurance company.

The most common reasons why a motorist attempts to run after an accident are because a driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs or because he or she was driving without a license. In such cases, the at-fault driver frequently does not have insurance, or does not carry insurance in sufficient amounts to compensate a victim for injuries sustained in an accident. Consulting an experienced attorney is critical for victims of Massachusetts car accidents involving uninsured or underinsured motorists.

Failure to make a timely claim can prevent a victim from receiving compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses associated with the accident.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Det. Lawrence Ferreira at 508-321-2796.

If you have been injured in a Boston car accident or an accident elsewhere in Massachusetts, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.