An Isabella County motorist who killed a bicyclist in August and fled the scene pleaded guilty Wednesday in Isabella County trial court to failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing injury or death and driving with a suspended license, court records show.
The motorist, Kevin Michael Pastotnik, hit bicyclist Elias Nelson Lopez, 33, of Alma with the 2009 Dodge truck he was driving as Mr. Lopez rode his bike along Winn Road near Broomfield Road about 11 p.m. on August 5, the crash report shows.
Authorities said Mr. Pastotnik, a Weidman resident, called the Isabella County Sheriff’s Office the following day, saying he thought he’d hit an animal, although investigators later testified they believed he knew he’d hit a person.
Seeing a copy of the Michigan accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about Michigan Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An Michigan accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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