A 52-year-old man suspected of hitting two people on the roadside and failing to help them was taken into custody. The man fled the scene and went into hiding. Ultimately, he turned himself in to the police in Płońsk. He faces up to three years in prison.
– Suspected of causing an accident that occurred on August 27 in Gościmin Wielki in the Nowe Miasto commune, where a passenger car hit a 35-year-old man and his 5-year-old son walking on the side of the roadappeared at the District Police Headquarters in Płońsk last Sunday – said the unit’s spokeswoman, Commissioner Kinga Drężek-Zmysłowska, on Wednesday.
– The 52-year-old was charged with causing a road accident, escaping from its location and failing to help the injured. He faces up to three years in prison. This penalty may be increased by the court, said Drężek-Zmysłowska. By decision of the court, at the request of the police and the prosecutor’s office, the man was temporarily arrested for three months, the policewoman emphasized. She recalled that after the accident, both victims, a 35-year-old man and his 5-year-old son, were taken to hospitals.
A car fire led to the suspect’s death
A spokeswoman for the Płońsk police explained that the officers dealing with the case immediately after the accident secured evidence at the scene, made an inspection, photographic documentation and interviewed witnesses. They also took steps to determine the details of the vehicle involved in the incident and find the person who was driving it.
A few hours after the accident – as Commissioner Drężek-Zmysłowska pointed out – at night, the officer on duty at the Płońsk police station received a report of a car fire near one of the towns in the Joniec commune. – It turned out that it was probably the vehicle the officers were looking for – she admitted.
As the policewoman added, the evidence collected during the proceedings allowed the officers to identify a 52-year-old resident of the Płońsk district as the perpetrator of the accident, but the man was hiding from law enforcement authorities.
Main photo source: Masovian Police