Man Faces Charges after Causing Hit-and-Run Crash, Injuring One
Details of the Injury Accident
Police say Aulton Fiegel, 28, crashed into the vehicle of 38-year-old Karen Lewis at approximately 8:00 p.m. local time. Fiegel rear-ended her car, severely damaging the back end and sending the car off the road and into trees.
Lewis was transported to a hospital for treatment of injuries, reports WABI. Fiegel was located later, uninjured, at a hotel in nearby Houlton. Fiegel dropped his damaged pickup truck off at a local garage for repairs.
Police charged Fiegel with leaving the scene of an accident, driving to endanger, and driving with a suspended license.
Motor Vehicle Traffic Wreck Statistics
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- 35,092 people died in crashes on U.S. roadways in 2015.
- An estimated 2.44 million people suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents in 2015.
- 105,000 more people were injured in crashes in 2015 compared to 2014.
- Fatal multiple-vehicle crashes increased by 11.2 percent from 2014.