Our team at Goodman Acker P.C. recently took on a hit-and-run case that has received a lot of media attention.
The case began on a September afternoon. After visiting her mother, our 67-year-old client was crossing Greenfield at 10 Mile Road. The walk sign was on, but after she continued past the median in the road, a black car hit her.
The next thing she knew, there was blood around her, and she couldn’t understand why she was unable to move her leg. Later she found out that her clavicle, leg, and pelvis were broken.
Adding a bit of mystery to the case is that the person police believe was driving the vehicle that hit our client had initially offered help. When officers asked the crowd near the scene if they saw what happened, the woman acted like she was a witness, and said she saw a dark-colored SUV strike our client. The woman was gone before officers could ask her more questions.
Attorney Jordan B. Acker told ClickOnDetroit that it was the first time he’d heard of anything like that. “I’ve never seen somebody stop, get out of their car, go check on the person and pretend to be a witness, give a witness statement and then disappear,” he said. He also told Fox 2 that the driver’s actions were incomprehensible.
The incident was caught on a surveillance camera at a nearby gas station. The video shows the driver getting out of her car, backing into a parking space, and running to help our client. Police are still looking for the woman who was driving a black Buick.
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