According to a recent report, a Worcester man was recently struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. The truck that hit the pedestrian victim left the scene and police were looking for the driver following the accident. Authorities were looking for a dark colored truck with a snow plow. Police were asking for the public's help in locating the hit-and-run driver. Authorities spent a significant amount of time at the scene of the fatal pedestrian accident taking measurements and interviewing witnesses.
The stretch of the road where the fatal accident occurred is curvy, busy and facilitates fast-moving traffic. As drivers, in many circumstances, it is essential to adjust to changing roadway and traffic conditions. In general, drivers have a duty to exercise care for the safety of others on the roadways, including the safety of pedestrians who can be particularly vulnerable on the roadways. Negligent drivers who have harmed a pedestrian may be liable to victims or their families for the harm they have suffered.