A male pedestrian was seriously injured in a Los Angeles car accident after he was struck by a driver who then left the scene of the accident. According to a report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the major injury pedestrian accident occurred early morning on January 23, 2011 at the intersection of Saticoy Street and Reseda Boulevard. The man, said to be in his 30s, was crossing Saticoy when he was hit. He sustained broken bones among other injuries. The hit-and-run vehicle is described as a white car with front-end damage. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 818-644-8000.
My heart goes out to the injured victim of this hit-and-run car accident. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. He will be in my thoughts and prayers.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 104 fatalities and 2,716 injuries involving pedestrian accidents in the city of Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 214 fatalities and 4,985 injuries were reported due to pedestrian accidents during the same year.
Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident
Police say the driver of the white car struck and seriously injured the pedestrian and then took off without even stopping to check on the victim’s condition or to get him medical assistance. Leaving the scene of an injury car accident is a serious crime under California law. California Vehicle Code 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.”
The actions of this driver just show a callous disregard for human life. I truly hope officials are able to apprehend this hit-and-run driver and bring him or her to justice. If you have any information about this hit-and-run car accident, please visit our web site at www.hitandrunreward.com to offer an anonymous tip and become eligible for a $1,000 reward.
Protecting Victims’ Rights
It would be in the best interests of injured victims in such cases to seek the counsel of an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights are preserved. A knowledgeable car accident attorney should also be able to inform victims about how their car insurance policy might apply to a hit-and-run accident where the driver has not been identified or if the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.
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