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Woman Hospitalized After Hit-and-Run in Nova Scotia

Victor Lewin - Thursday, February 19, 2015

During the evening of Feb. 8 in Dartmouth, a hit-and-run accident resulted in a flipped over vehicle. At approximately 6 p.m. at the intersection of Carver and Portland streets, a vehicle that was westbound on Portland Street was struck by another southbound vehicle that reportedly failed to stop. The driver of the southbound vehicle then allegedly fled the scene.

Halifax Regional Police were called to the scene, and paramedics transported the driver from the overturned car over to the hospital. She is a 50-year-old woman and it was reported that she is expected to survive the injuries she incurred in the accident.

Police are currently searching for the vehicle that fled the scene and its driver. It could be a light-coloured or white Pontiac Grand Am. The car was last seen heading westbound on Portland Street. According to police, it is likely that the car sustained front-end damage during the crash. They are also asking that anyone who has any information regarding the accident contact the Halifax Regional Police or Crime Stoppers.

When any individual is injured in a car accident, he or she could be dealing with a great deal of pain, medical bills, physical therapy expenses and lost income. Serious injuries could possibly result in the injured party going through a long period of recovery and require long-term medical treatment.

A lawyer could help an injured party with knowing their rights under the law and help him or her to consider the available options for pursuing compensation for those injuries and expenses. He or she could also help the client to file a claim against the responsible party so that the victim could possibly get financial help with those expenses related to the accident.

Source: CBC Nova Scotia, "Dartmouth hit and run sends woman to hospital," CBC, Feb. 9, 2015

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