Motorcylist Injured In Alleged Hit-and-Run Billings Truck Accident

Billings police have reported a hit-and-run truck accident involving a pickup and a motorcycle. According to a police spokesman, the collision occurred at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 8.

Driver Allegedly Flees The Scene

The Billings Gazette reported that the pickup was southbound when the driver attempted to turn at the intersection of St. Johns Avenue and 24th Street W. The truck allegedly pulled in front of a northbound motorcycle, and the vehicles collided. The driver of the pickup then fled to the east on St. Johns Avenue, according to a police spokesman.

The 28-year-old male motorcyclist required transport to St. Vincent Healthcare for what were reported to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Truck Found By Police

Officers did subsequently find the pickup truck that had been allegedly involved in the incident. However, the driver was not with the vehicle, so a search continued for the motorist.

Although the investigation into the November 8 incident is still continuing, a motorist attempting to turn at an intersection must typically yield the right-of-way to thru traffic. A failure to yield may be considered to be evidence of negligent conduct, and a victim of negligent driving may be able to seek compensation for injuries that are sustained in the accident. Civil litigation may be filed that seeks compensatory damages for unpaid medical expenses, pain and suffering, possible lost wages and other potential losses.

Challenges Posed By Hit-and-Run Accidents

However, the legal options of a person injured in a hit-and-run accident are limited until the alleged hit-and-run motorist can be identified. Once the individual's identity is confirmed, an injured party can potentially name that person as a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit.

To speak with an attorney that is familiar with relevant aspects of state personal injury law, please reach out to us. A consultation regarding an accident that you or your family member may have been involved in can be provided without any cost to you. For more information, please contact us.