A 60-year-old man was seriously injured in a San Diego car accident, which police say, involved a hit-and-run driver the evening of February 4, 2011. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the injury pedestrian accident occurred on Nutmeg Street near Fountain Place in Escondido. The victim was crossing the street when a full-size white pickup towing a black flatbed trailer struck him. He suffered skull and facial fractures. Police are still searching for the driver responsible for this San Diego hit-and-run accident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Escondido police at 760-839-4470.
My thoughts and prayers are with the 60-year-old man injured in this hit-and-run car accident. I wish him a complete and speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), four people were killed and 55 were injured in Escondido pedestrian accidents. During that same year, 63 fatalities and 998 injuries occurred involving pedestrian accidents in San Diego County.
Leaving the scene of any car accident is a morally reprehensible act. What kind of a person strikes and seriously injures another human being and leaves him lying on the roadway? Hit-and-run is not only inhumane, but it is also illegal. 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.”
The police are searching for the driver and the white pickup truck involved in this crash. 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 become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward.
Victims’ Claim for Compensation
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 on top of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. A skilled car accident attorney will also be able to better advise victims and their families about how their own car insurance policy might apply to a hit-and-run car accident where the driver has not been identified or in a case where the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.
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