Hit and Run incidents claim nearly 15 lives per day.
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The Hit and Run Project supports families and survivors of hit and run incidents while increasing community awareness.
Our organization helps people all over the nation.
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We were founded after the tragic death of Matthew Stevens, who was the victim of a hit and run. Matthew was a 19-year-old man, who was killed as a pedestrian on September 12, 2015, in Neosho, Missouri. The individual who hit Matthew left the scene of the accident. Law enforcement and Matthew’s family began an extensive search for the person who committed this crime. Once the individual was found and apprehended, Matthew’s family was surprised to learn that the offender would only be charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident because it could not be proven that another crime (such as DUI/DWI, reckless driving, etc.) was being committed at the time of the incident. In most states, Leaving the Scene of an Accident is only punishable by a few years or even months in prison and a small fine. Most states do not address vulnerable road users or what happens when a fatality occurs. Some states even equate human life to property damage. This is unacceptable for our loved ones and MUST be changed!
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