Two police officers were injured in a Los Angeles car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the hit-and-run car accident occurred on Fairfax Avenue near Whitworth Drive in Los Angeles the night of February 8, 2011. The LAPD patrol vehicle was struck from behind by a Mitsubishi. The vehicle was found a few blocks east of the accident, but its two male occupants are yet to be apprehended. The officers did not suffer life-threatening injuries. An investigation is ongoing.
My thoughts and prayers are with the two officers injured in this hit-and-run car accident. I wish them both a speedy recovery from their injuries.
Los Angeles Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 268 people were killed and 25,588 were injured in Los Angeles car accidents. During the same year, 667 fatalities and 52,229 injuries occurred involving Los Angeles County car accidents.
It is a serious crime under California law to leave the scene of car accident when someone has been injured or killed. 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.”
Leaving the scene of a car accident is not only illegal, but it is also irresponsible and inhumane. In this case, the victims were police officers! I certainly hope authorities apprehend these individuals and bring them to justice. If you have any information about this incident, please visit our web site, www.hitandrunreward.com. Our site allows witnesses to provide an anonymous tip and also become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward.
Victims of hit-and-run drivers often face difficulties when pursuing compensation for their injuries. Skilled Los Angeles personal injury lawyers know how to pursue fair compensation for losses like medical expenses and time away from work. Additionally, accidents that are work-related often become complicated to handle because of issues with workers compensation benefits. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to car accident victims and their families.
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