Hit and Run Bicycle Crashes
Why do drivers flee after causing an accident with a cyclist? Thankfully, most drivers stay at the scene, but there are any number of reasons why a motorist might flee the scene of an accident with a bicyclist. Were they high, drunk, or both; had no license, a suspended license or a revoked license; was uninsured; had outstanding warrants or were fleeing from another crime? If the driver who caused the accident is eventually found, a civil claim seeking damages should be filed right away in additional to criminal charges for "hit and run".
If the driver in never found, and you have uninsured motorist insurance (UIM) on your car, you can probably seek compensation for your injuries through your own insurance company.