Richard Lynn was hospitalized after a hit-and-run accident Friday night, February 11, 2011. Lynn, age 50, was walking in front of 2305 Madre Place in Greensboro, North Carolina, when a cream or tan-color, newer model Cadillac struck him and left the scene. Police responded to the hit and run at 9:15 p.m., news reports said.
Lynn was reported in stable condition late Friday evening at Moses Cone Hospital.
Police ask those with information to call Crimestoppers at 373-1000.
Hit-and-run accidents are almost always an ugly business. Simple panic is one of the first reasons a driver runs from a crash. But other factors can play into and build on that panic and impulse to get away. These are a few:
- A bad driving record.
- A suspended or revoked license.
- A criminal record.
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.
- The knowledge of the driver that he or she was at fault and driving recklessly, or while distracted, or simply too fast.
In any case, when a driver hits and runs, it indicates a rash or desperate decision.
We hope that the driver in this incident will be caught, and that Mr. Lynn will recover fully and will be compensated fairly for his ordeal.
A detailed and official accident report that describes the accident is now available on www.egertonlaw.com.