A man who was found guilty of causing a fatal DUI accident in 2006 was recently arrested and accused of causing another New Mexico drunk driving accident. In the previous incident, the man was charged with causing the catastrophic injuries to a motorcyclist, who ultimately died. In the most recent event, the man was involved in a head-on crash with another motorcycle, which had two people on board.
No one ever plans to be in a car accident, this much is certain. However, whenever an individual causes a car accident that results in catastrophic injuries, he or she must remain at the accident scene to face the police, take responsibility and answer questions regarding the incident. When someone flees the scene, it hinders the legal process, and it is also against the law. Especially in the case of a hit-and-run, legal claims for those who were injured (or family of anyone killed) by the driver's actions may have a stronger case because that person fled.