One person was injured after a San Bernardino car accident, which officials say, was caused by a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the injury collision occurred the afternoon of May 24, 2011 at the intersection of Cactus and Bloomington avenues in Rialto. Police say a Dodge Ram pickup truck collided with a Toyota Camry, injuring the Camry’s driver. The driver of the Dodge Ram fled the scene of the accident. Police say the hit-and-run driver may have been a parolee at large. The extent of the victim’s injuries is not known. An investigation is ongoing.
My heart goes out to the injured victim of this hit-and-run car accident. I wish this victim the very best for a prompt and complete recovery.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic accident statistics, there were 17,158 hit-and-run car accidents that resulted in fatalities or injuries in California in 2008. A majority of these car accidents involved injuries. There were 247 deaths in 2008 involving hit-and-run collisions statewide.
Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident
Drivers in California who are involved in an accident are required to stop irrespective of who was at fault. They must not only exchange information with the other parties involved, but also obtain medical aid for the injured victim. According to California Vehicle Code Section 20001 (a): “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.”
I certainly hope officials are able to quickly apprehend this dangerous driver and bring him to justice. There is simply no acceptable excuse, in my opinion, for leaving an injured victim lying on the roadway. “I panicked” or “I was scared” are simply not good enough for me. Stopping at the scene of an accident is about taking responsibility and lending a helping hand to a fellow human being. If you have any information about this incident please visit our dedicated hit-and-run web site at www.hitandrunreward.com where you can leave an anonymous tip and become eligible for a $1,000 reward.
Protecting Victims’ Rights
Injured victims in such cases would be well-advised to contact a reputed San Bernardino personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the investigation and ensure that the negligent parties are held responsible. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will also be able to inform victims about how their car insurance policy applies to a hit-and-run crash, or in a case where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.
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