A man in his 50s was seriously injured in a Los Angeles car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to an ABC 7 news report, the hit-and-run crash occurred the night of July 8, 2011 on South Santa Fe Avenue in Huntington Park. Officials have not released the name of the victim or how the crash occurred. The report does state that the man suffered serious injuries when the car struck him. Police are looking for the suspect vehicle that may have damage to its right front headlight and turn signal.
My thoughts and prayers are with the man injured in this Los Angeles hit-and-run car accident. I wish him the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), one person was killed and 30 were injured in Huntington Park pedestrian accidents. During that same year, 214 fatalities and 4,985 injuries occurred as a result of Los Angeles County pedestrian accidents.
Leaving the Scene of a Crash
Based on this news report, the driver of the vehicle hit and critically injured a pedestrian and then kept driving without stopping, waiting for authorities, or helping the injured victim. Instead, this individual left the injured man lying on the roadway without care or medical attention. Despicable!
California Vehicle Code Section 20001 (a) states: "The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident."
Officials are searching for the driver and damaged vehicle involved in this pedestrian accident. I certainly hope this individual will soon be apprehended and brought to justice. If you have any information about this crash, please visit our web site www.hitandrunreward.com, which allows witnesses to provide an anonymous tip and also become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward.
Protecting Victims' Rights
Injured victims of Los Angeles hit-and-run accidents may pursue financial compensation from the at-fault driver by filing a personal injury claim. When the at-fault motorist is not found, compensation may still be available through the uninsured motorist clause of the victim's own motor vehicle insurance policy. Car accident victims would be well-advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected.
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