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Hit-and-run accident Make sure your auto insurance clients have adequate coverage to handle the additional expense and aggravation of being the victim of a hit-and-run crash. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Hit-and-run crashes often make the nightly news, especially when a pedestrian or cyclist are involved. Many of us are left wondering how someone could plow into a person or property, then just drive away?

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, titled “Hit-and-Run Crashes: Prevalence, Contributing Factors and Countermeasures,” explores the alarming finding that the number of hit-and-run fatalities has been increasing at an average rate of 7.2% per year since 2009.

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Jayleen R. Heft

Jayleen Heft is the digital content editor for PropertyCasualty360.com. Contact her at [email protected]

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