A 25-year-old man was fatally injured in a hit-and-run collision in San Jose after he was struck by a vehicle at a local intersection. The driver who hit the bicyclist fled the scene of the car crash, which occurred at the intersection of Zanker and Los Esteros roads early morning on September 21, 2010, CBS News reports. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. There were apparently no witnesses to this hit-and-run collision and no description of the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact San Jose police officers at 408-277-4654.
It is not only a crime to flee the scene of an injury accident, but it is also unconscionable to leave an injured victim on the street without medical attention. There are many hit-and-run collisions where the injured victim may have lived had the driver stopped and made an attempt to get prompt medical attention. In car accident cases a few minutes can make the difference between life and death.
Bounty on Hit-and-Run Drivers
I hope the driver who left this victim to die on that road, alone and helpless, is found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Please visit our web site, hitandrunreward.com to leave an anonymous tip, become eligible for a $1,000 reward and join our passionate campaign to curb hit-and-run driving.
Hit-and-Run Statistics and Law
According to 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. 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.”
Protecting Victims’ Rights
In such cases, families of deceased car accident victims would be well-advised to seek the counsel of an experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyer, who will help protect their legal rights and best interests. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will also advise victims about how their motor vehicle insurance policy might apply to a hit-and-run crash or in an incident where the motorist at fault does not have insurance coverage.
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