A hit-and-run collision in Rancho Cucamonga resulted in major injuries for a 56-year-old bicyclist. According to a news report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the injury crash occurred at the intersection of 19th Street and Eastwood Avenue the night of August 21, 2010. The pickup truck that struck the bicyclist left the scene of the crash. The man suffered major head injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Police are still looking for the hit-and-run vehicle, which is described as a gold-colored Nissan Frontier with a flat front right tire. If you have any information, please call police at 909-477-1800 or visit our web site www.hitandrunreward.com to find out how you can leave an anonymous tip and become eligible to win a $1,000 reward. We are offering the reward for information leading to the arrest and felony conviction of hit-and-run drivers. It is part of our effort to eradicate the epidemic of hit-and-run incidents in our neighborhoods and communities.
My heart goes out to this injured bicyclist and his family. I pray for his swift and complete recovery.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic accident statistics, there were 17,158 hit-and-run collisions that resulted in fatalities or injuries in California in 2008. A majority of these car accidents involved injuries. There were a total of 247 deaths in 2008 involving hit-and-run collisions statewide.
Laws and Liability issues
Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious crime under California law. 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.”
It would be in the best interest of accident victims to seek the counsel of an experienced San Bernardino personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all aspects of the incident and make sure that the negligent parties are held accountable. A skilled car accident lawyer will also be able to determine whether a dangerous or defective roadway may have caused or contributed to this incident. If that was the case, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining that roadway could also be held liable. Under California Government Code section 911.2, any claim against a governmental agency must be filed within 180 days of the accident or injury.
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