Jorge Nunez, 36, was critically injured in a Riverside car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the injury collision occurred early morning on June 12, 2011 at the intersection of Sixth and Harris streets in Corona. Officials say Nunez was walking across Sixth Street pushing a shopping cart when a vehicle traveling west on Sixth Street collided with him. The victim was hospitalized with serious injuries. The driver fled the scene of the crash. Police are looking for a green over gray Ford Aerostar van that may have damage near its right headlight. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call investigators at 951-817-5764.
My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victim of this hit-and-run car accident. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), one person died and 40 were injured in pedestrian accidents in Corona. In Riverside County as a whole, 30 fatalities and 338 injuries were reported involving pedestrian accidents during the same year.
Leaving the Scene of a Crash
Based on this report, officials are saying that Nunez was struck while crossing the street. The driver in this case not only hit and seriously injured the pedestrian, but also left him lying on the roadway without care or medical attention. It inhumane, irresponsible and illegal to leave the scene of an injury accident.
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.”
I certainly hope the driver in this case is apprehended quickly and brought to justice. If you have any information about this incident, please visit our dedicated hit-and-run web site at www.hitandrunreward.com to offer an anonymous tip and become eligible for a $1,000 reward.
Victims’ Claim for Compensation
Victims of hit-and-run car accidents would be well-advised to contact an experienced Riverside personal injury lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. A skilled car accident lawyer will also advise injured victims about how their own car insurance policy might apply to a hit-and-run crash where the driver has not been identified or apprehended, or, in a case where the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.
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