Police in Hesperia are looking for two hit-and-run drivers who they say critically injured an 18-year-old woman during a San Bernardino car accident the evening of October 30, 2009. According to a news report in the San Bernardino Sun, the teen was riding a Honda 50 motorcycle when a dark-colored SUV crashed into her head-on near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Olive Street. The vehicle then dragged the woman about 100 feet before leaving the scene of the accident, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said.
Even as the woman was lying on the side of the road, injured, a second vehicle struck her. That vehicle, described as a white 1987 to 1991 Ford F-Series truck with a camper shell, did not stop either. The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. If you witnessed this hit-and-run accident, please contact sheriff’s deputies in Hesperia at 760-947-1500.
I’m appalled that two drivers would strike a young woman and leave her lying on the road, injured. I hope and pray that both these drivers are apprehended and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I wish the young victim the very best for a speedy and complete recovery from her injuries. She will certainly be in my prayers.
Motorcycle Accidents in San Bernardino
There was one fatality and seven injuries involving California motorcycle accidents in Hesperia in 2007, according to California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. In San Bernardino County as a whole, 28 deaths and 627 injuries were reported as a result of motorcycle accidents in 2007. Also, countywide, 308 people died and 9,920 suffered injuries as a result of car accidents during the same period.
Hit-and-run or leaving the scene of an accident is a crime in California. According to California Vehicle Code section 20001: “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.”
Car Accident Liability Issues
The victim (or her family) in this case would be well-advised to retain the services of an experienced San Bernardino personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all aspects of the crash and hold the negligent parties accountable for their actions. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer should also explain how the victim’s or the family’s car insurance policy applies to an accident involving a hit-and-run driver or a driver who lacks insurance or does not have sufficient insurance. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free and comprehensive consultation to injured victims and their families.
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