A 48-year-old man was critically injured in a San Diego car accident, which police say, was caused by a hit-and-run driver. According to a 10News report, the hit-and-run accident occurred on North Mollison Avenue the night of December 27, 2010 in El Cajon. The man was crossing the road when a gray Nissan Xterra struck him. The man sustained severe internal injuries. The police are searching for the driver involved in this hit-and-run car accident. Police believe the Nissan would now have front-end damage from the accident.
My thoughts and prayers are with the man injured in this terrible hit-and-run car accident. I wish him a complete and speedy recovery from his injuries.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), four people were killed and 43 were injured in El Cajon pedestrian accidents. During the same year, there were 63 fatalities and 998 injuries sustained as a result of pedestrian accidents in San Diego County.
Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident
Leaving the scene of an injury car accident is a morally reprehensible act in addition to being a serious crime. 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.” In this particular case, the driver of the Xterra struck down the pedestrian and kept going, leaving the critically injured man lying on the roadway. Despicable!
I certainly hope officials are able to quickly apprehend this driver and bring him or her to justice. 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 also become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward.
Protecting Victims’ Rights
Victims of hit-and-run drivers are often left with serious injuries, faced with significant expenses such as hospital costs and loss of earnings. Injured victims in such cases would be well-advised to contact an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer should also inform injured victims about how their own car insurance policy applies to a hit-and-run car accident where the driver has not been identified, or, in a case where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.
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