A woman, believed to be between 45 and 50 years old, was severely injured in an Anaheim car accident after she was hit by a vehicle. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the hit-and-run car accident occurred on Stanton Avenue near Beach Boulevard in Anaheim, the morning of April 2, 2012. Officials found the victim lying on the roadway and say her injuries are consistent with being struck by a vehicle. She was transported to a nearby hospital. Officials are looking for information from anyone who may have witnessed the crash. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Anaheim police traffic investigators at 714-765-1900.
My heart goes out to the woman injured in this hit-and-run car accident. I wish her the best for a speedy and full recovery.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), eight people were killed and 101 were injured in Anaheim pedestrian accidents. During that same year, Orange County pedestrian accidents claimed 41 lives and injured 864 people.
Based on this news account, the victim was struck by a vehicle during the early morning hours and left lying on the roadway without care or medical attention, exposed to further danger and injury. Appalling! Leaving the scene of an injury car accident is not only inhumane and irresponsible, but it is also illegal. 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."
Holding Hit-and-Run Drivers Accountable
Officials are searching for the driver and vehicle involved in this major injury collision. If you have any information about this accident, please visit our web site www.hitandrunreward.com. Our site allows witnesses to provide an anonymous tip and become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward.
Victims of hit-and-run car accidents would be well advised to contact an experienced Anaheim personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. A skilled pedestrian accident attorney can also inform victims and their families in such cases about how their own auto insurance policy applies to an incident where the suspect is not found, or, in a crash where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.