Teenager Killed in Howard County Hit-and-Run Accident; Police Offer Reward

Police are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information in a Howard County hit-and-run accident that happened on November 1st. A seventeen-year-old-girl was killed in this crash. 

According to the police, the crash happened around 1:30 a.m. when a Honda Civic stopped in the travel division of northbound Phelps Luck Drive at route 108, and for unknown reasons, the driver and one of the three passengers got out of the vehicle and tried to run across the street to the Royal Farms store before returning toward their car. 

While seventeen-year-old Nursen Esabel Akinci from Columbia was trying to return to the car, she was hit by an unknown vehicle that was going eastbound on Route 108.

The teenager was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition and died soon after. The other pedestrian didn’t have any injuries. 

The police are looking for a dark-colored sedan, a crossover vehicle or a small SUV with damaged front-end, including the driver’s side headlights. If you have any information about this hit-and-run accident, the police are asking you to call Howard County Police at 410-313-STOP or email them at [email protected]

Every driver who is involved in an accident is required to stop at the scene. Leaving the accident scene is a crime and won’t help your case if you get arrested. In such cases, when the liable party is gone, things are a bit challenging. However, you shouldn’t give up. A Maryland car accident attorney will help you gather evidence and represent your case while you’re recovering at home. Make sure you act fast and consult with an attorney as soon as possible. If you were involved in an accident in Maryland, our team at Pinder Plotkin can help you. 

Source: https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2020/11/04/howard-county-police-hit-and-run-columbia-latest/

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