Macaia Miller, 19, was critically injured in a Los Angeles car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a City News Service report, the serious injury pedestrian accident occurred on East J Street in Lancaster, the night of June 20, 2011. Miller was crossing the road when a maroon or dark red four-door sedan struck her. Witnesses say that the driver made no attempt to stop. Miller was taken to a nearby hospital where she has been listed in critical condition.
My thoughts and prayers are with Macaia Miller following this horrific hit-and-run car accident. I wish her a complete and speedy recovery from her injuries.
Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), two people were killed and 46 were injured in Lancaster pedestrian accidents. During that same year, 214 fatalities and 4,985 injuries occurred as a result of Los Angeles County pedestrian accidents.
If the details of this news report, the driver in this case not only struck and critically injured the pedestrian, but also left the scene without even stopping to help her. The law requires motorists to stop, remain at the scene and more importantly, get assistance for the injured victim. In this case, the motorist did none of these things. This person simply sped away. Appalling!
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.”
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 also become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward.
It would be in the best interests of hit-and-run victims to seek the counsel of an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will stay on top of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights are protected. In cases where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, injured victims can seek compensation for damages including all medical expenses, loss of income, and rehabilitation costs. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will also be able to better advise victims and their families about how their car insurance policy might apply to a hit-and-run crash where the driver has not been identified, or, in a case where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.
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