Columbia, MO (March 04, 2020) – A man was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Paris Road on Friday, February 28th.

Police reports confirm that the accident happened at about 3:30 a.m. when a pedestrian attempting to cross the 5400 block of Paris Road was struck by an Acura and died at the scene as a result of their injuries.

The victim has since been identified as 23-year-old Hunter Sadler.

Police later located the driver, 33-year-old Stephanie Roberts, and her passenger at a house on North Zack Road. Roberts was charged with involuntary manslaughter and fleeing the scene.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Hunter Sadler, at this time.

Hit-and-Run Accidents in Missouri

Drivers who choose not to remain at the scene of an accident are often found to be under the influence of alcohol, lacking a valid driver’s license and/or proper insurance, or they may have a warrant out for their arrest. 

The law in Missouri states that any driver who damages property or causes injury to another person is required to pull over, render reasonable aid to the injured party, and wait for the police. Drivers who decide to run and hide are not only acting irresponsibly but are taking a risk that could bring criminal consequences with it as well. 

Our Missouri personal injury attorneys understand the legal system, Missouri traffic laws, and how to deal with big insurance companies that would otherwise try to bully you into a lesser settlement. If you have been injured in a car accident for which you were not at fault and are looking to file a personal injury claim in Missouri, reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Monsees & Mayer, PC. If you are unsure if you even have a legitimate claim, discussing your case with a qualified attorney will answer all of your questions and let you know what legal options are available to you. Give us a call at (816) 361-5555 to schedule your free consultation regarding your potential Missouri car accident claim today.

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