A 46-year-old man was critically injured in a San Diego car accident, which police report, was caused by a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the serious injury pedestrian accident occurred the night of January 3, 2011 on Broadway in El Cajon. The police have not yet located witnesses to the accident and are still looking for the driver who fled the scene. If you witnessed this accident or have information about the suspect, you may contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers anonymously at (888) 580-7467.
My thoughts and prayers are with the seriously injured victim of this hit-and-run car accident. I wish him a complete and speedy recovery from his injuries.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), four people were killed and 43 were injured in El Cajon pedestrian accidents. During that same year, there were 63 fatalities and 998 injuries reported involving San Diego County pedestrian accidents.
It is a serious crime under California law to leave the scene of an injury car 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.” Not only is it illegal, but leaving the scene of an accident is an unconscionable act. In this particular case, the driver struck the pedestrian and took off leaving the critically injured victim lying on the roadway without care or medical attention. In such cases, prompt medical attention can make the difference between life and death.
I trust police will soon apprehend this hit-and-run driver and prosecute him or her to the fullest extent of the law. 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.
Injured victims of hit-and-run car accidents would be well-advised to seek the counsel of an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that the victim’s legal rights and best interests are protected. A knowledgeable car accident attorney should also be able to better inform victims about how their own car insurance policy applies to a hit-and-run car accident where the driver has not been identified, or in a case where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.
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