A hit-and-run collision in Garden Grove resulted in serious injuries for a bicyclist the morning of July 2, 2010, The Orange County Register reports. The accident occurred at the intersection of Magnolia Street and Chapman Avenue. The bicyclist suffered severe injuries including a broken leg. He was taken to a local medical center. The vehicle that struck the bicyclist did not stop at the scene. Police are asking that anyone who saw the accident or has information about the hit-and-run collision contact local police at 714-741-5823.
I hope the bicyclist did not suffer life-threatening injuries in this crash and wish him the best for a full recovery. He and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
California Highway Patrol’s traffic accident statistics show that there were 17,158 hit-and-run collisions that resulted in fatalities or injuries in California, in 2008. A majority of these were injury car accidents. Also, 247 people were killed in 2008 due to hit-and-run crashes statewide.
Laws and Liability Issues
California Vehicle Code 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.” Irrespective of who is at fault for a collision, the law requires that motorists stop at the scene of a crash and remain there until authorities arrive. They are also required to exchange information with other parties such as insurance, license and contact information.
In hit-and-run collisions, it is the injured victim who is left with escalating medical bills and other expenses such as loss of wages. In such cases, it is in the best interest of victims and their families to contact a reputed Orange County personal injury lawyer who will examine all aspects of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable for their actions.
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