Chris Soules is asking an Iowa district court to drop charges related to his leaving the scene of a deadly April 24 crash with a tractor, saying he did everything he was supposed to do under the law.
The former ‘Bachelor’ star says he called 911 and identified himself after his pickup truck crashed into the tractor. He then tried to resuscitate the 66-year-old driver, who was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Soules stayed at the scene of the crash until emergency responders arrived, but was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.
For whatever reason, the charging officer failed to include in the Complaint and Affidavit that Soules provided his name and accident location to the telecommunication arm of law enforcement before leaving the crash site.
If you have been in a car accident, you may feel overwhelmed and confused. It can certainly be hard to maintain a clear head and take the necessary steps. First and foremost, it is important to make sure that everyone is OK. If someone is injured, call 911 immediately to get qualified medical professionals to the scene.
Once you have established that all the people involved are safe, you should exchange information with the others involved including:
- Their names
- Descriptions of the vehicles involved
- Insurance company for all drivers
- Drivers license numbers
- License plate numbers
If there are any witnesses, it is a good idea to get their information as well.
If you are charged with leaving the scene of an accident, you need a Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton to help you through. We can explain your options as you work through this challenging process.
Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.