On Friday in Phoenix, Arizona, a man accused in a hit-and-run car accident that killed a man pleaded guilty in the case.
Prosecutors stated that 33-year-old Nicholas Linsk made the plea in Maricopa County court, admitting to leaving the scene of the fatal crash.
On October 10 of last year, 38-year-old Marwan Maalouf, of Scottsdale, AZ, had been riding his bicycle in Fountain Hills, near Shea Boulevard and Palisades Boulevard, when he was struck from behind by a pickup truck, throwing the victim 30 to 50 yards.
Maalouf, a neurologist at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, died of his severe injuries.
The driver, now known to be Linsk, fled the scene, and moments after the crash, a passing driver saw debris on the side of the road and witnessed a Linsk inspecting the damage his pickup truck sustained.
The motorist called 911 and was able to provide the license plate number which ultimately led to the suspect's identification and arrest. When confronted by authorities, Linsk reportedly said that he had been driving home from work, and thought he struck a traffic barricade.
Linsk is scheduled to be sentenced on September 6.
As a Phoenix car accident attorney, it is always upsetting to see innocent people lost their lives in these types of crashes.
Because the suspect in this incident has reportedly pleaded guilty, it is clear that he was indeed at fault, and has accepted his wrongdoings as his own.
Our Phoenix car accident law firm sends our heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of the late doctor.