Man Faces Charges after Causing Hit-and-Run Crash, Injuring One

severely damaged car in wreck

According to WABI, a woman is hospitalized following a hit-and-run wreck in Smyrna, Maine, on Monday evening.

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.

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