hit and run accidentOn Friday, October 31, a fatal hit-and-run occurred in Raleigh in the victim's own driveway.


According to authorities, 41-year-old Raleigh resident William Joseph Ross was struck by a box truck or panel van that had pulled into the driveway at his home shortly before 10 p.m. He died the following day.


Before his death, Ross gave a statement to authorities that he went to the passenger side of the vehicle and knocked on the door. The vehicle pulled away and struck him. Authorities said that a neighbor phoned 911 after discovering him in the driveway.


Investigators said that Ross told them there were two occupants in the vehicle, which had “The Perfect Store” printed on its side.


If you are ever involved in a hit-and-run accident, remember three things to give to authorities (some of which are noted above): Year, make and model of the vehicle, any unique characteristic about the vehicle, and descriptions of vehicle occupants. We review a few steps to take after a hit-and-run accident to help identify possible insurance coverage victims might be able to receive.

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