hit & run accident

hit & run accident

Public health An MVA in which the driver–often intoxicated at the time of the accident strikes a person–pedestrian, bicyclist or other vehicle, and leaves the scene of the accident, often without informing authorities or EMS; abandoning a scene is a criminal act that implies a lack of concern for the victim's safety and welfare. See Driving while intoxicated, Motor vehicle accident.
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