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Driver who injured Maryland woman charged with DUI

In car accidents involving pedestrians, the person on foot runs a serious risk of a major injury, if not death. And while the car driver may not necessarily be at fault, he or she has a duty to stop and render aid after hitting someone. Failure to do so not only results in criminal charges for the driver, but arouses suspicion as to why the driver left the scene.

A Maryland woman who admitted hitting another woman with her car is facing hit-and-run-related charges along with a charge of driving under the influence. Miraculously, the woman who was hit by the suspect's car survived and was taken to a hospital, but who will cover her medical expenses remains to be seen.

According to the Maryland State Police, a 28-year-old Darlington woman was riding in a car with a family member when they got into an argument that became so heated she was ordered out of the car and left on the side of southbound U.S. Route 1 in Hickory. The woman was waving her arms, perhaps in an attempt to flag down a driver who could help her, when a Forest Hill woman approached. Her car swerved at first, as though she was trying to avoid the woman. But she ended up hitting the woman with her passenger-side mirror.

After the impact the car pulled over about 500 feet from the accident scene. But the car then pulled back onto the road and left, according to state police. It wasn't until the driver contacted the department's Bel Air Barrack the following day that investigators knew who caused the accident.

State police investigators learned that the driver had been drinking at a tavern not long before the accident. On the day she contacted police she was charged with DUI, driving while impaired, failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, reckless driving and several other related offenses.

Fortunately for the victim, her injuries were minor enough that she didn't spend more than a day at the hospital. Although the accident could have been much worse, it's likely that she accrued some medical expenses. In addition to any criminal penalty the driver receives, it's likely that she'll be held liable for covering those medical costs.

Source: Bel Air Patch, "Suspected Hit And Run Driver Charged With DUI," Kirsten Dize, Sept. 4, 2012

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