Police have arrested a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on January 31, 2015. That hit-and-run accident left pedestrian, Daniel R. Miller, 77, dead.
Suspect in Hit-and-Run Accident
Joseph Patrick McDonald, 22, was booked on suspicion of leaving the scene of a fatal accident. He has also been arrested for drug violations, shoplifting, a probation violation as well as some other potential charges.
According to police, McDonald was driving a 2002 Hyundai Accent when he struck and killed Miller. Miller was crossing Bell Road near 12th Street just a little after 5 p.m. on January 31. The Hyundai was abandoned when police found it. The driver was identified as McDonald by the police. McDonald was then located and arrested near Bell Road and I-17.
You are legally required to stop if you are in a car accident in Arizona. If you fail to stop and leave the scene of the crime, also known as a hit-and-run, you can face serious charges. This is especially true if someone was injured or killed in the accident. If you or a loved one have been a victim of a hit-and-run accident you should immediately contact an attorney such as those at Personal Injury Attorneys PLLC. They will investigate the reasons behind the car crash, as well as build a case to help defend you should the case go to trial. They also might be able to help you recoup any money spent on medical bills or money lost due to time spent in recovery.