An arrest has been made in the case of a hit-and-run collision that resulted in the death of a bicyclist around Unionville in Monroe County. On May 13, police found the wreckage and a dying pedestrian alongside State Road 45 during the early evening. There were no witnesses to the collision. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has charged the driver of a Pontiac Montana Van with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a fatality of a pedestrian riding a bicycle. The Sherriff’s office had received calls from multiple sources, after the office went on social media and requested help from the public in finding the vehicle that struck the bicyclist, that stated that they had a seen a damaged Pontiac Montana in the area and officers were sent to investigate. The Sherriff’s office was able to match the damage from the vehicle to the damage from the bicycle involved in the collision. The driver admitted to driving on State Road 45 East on night of the collision and believed that she had struck a deer and not a bicyclist.
Sometimes riding a bicycle on the road during day hours may be hazardous, and bicyclists must take even further precautions while riding at night. Even when wearing the correct safety gear and lighting, some drivers may not see bicyclists until it is too late. If you or someone you know who was riding a bicycle has been injured or died through no fault of their own, please contact the experienced legal team at Schiller Law Offices at 888-578-3100 or at IndyInjured.com to learn more about your potential right to compensation.