Three people sustained injuries in a Los Angeles car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the injury car accident occurred at the intersection of 7th and Alvarado streets the morning of March 6, 2011. Police say the suspect was traveling west on 7th Street when his Hyundai collided with a black Toyota Prius that was going south on Alvarado Street.
Authorities say one of the drivers ran the red light, but are not sure which one did. The suspect got out of his Hyundai and fled the scene of the crash by boarding an MTA bus. The driver of the Prius and two other passengers were injured, but are expected to survive. An investigation is ongoing.
My heart goes out to the three injured victims of this hit-and-run car accident. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Car Accidents in Los Angeles
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 268 fatalities and 25,588 injuries involving car accidents in Los Angeles. Countywide, 667 people died and 52,229 were injured in car accidents during the same year.
Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident
Based on this news report, it is not clear which one of the drivers ran the red light and caused the car accident. Regardless of whose fault the accident is, drivers involved in a car accident are required to stop immediately and remain at the scene of the car accident. In this case, the driver decided to get off the car and catch a bus leaving injured people on the roadway. Appalling! I truly hope this hit-and-run driver is quickly apprehended and brought to justice. If you have any information about this suspect or the 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.
Protecting Victims’ Rights
Victims of hit-and-run drivers would be well-advised to seek the counsel of an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that the victims’ legal rights and best interests are protected. A knowledgeable car accident attorney should also advise victims about how their own car insurance policy applies to a hit-and-run car accident where the driver is never identified or, an incident where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.
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