A 61-year-old woman was severely injured in an Orange County car accident, which police report, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the pedestrian accident occurred the early morning of February 26, 2011 at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue in Anaheim. Police say the woman was crossing eastbound in the north crosswalk at the intersection when a northbound car hit her.
The vehicle, which is described as a mid 1990s to mid 2000s white Honda Accord or Nissan Altima or Maxima, left the scene. Eyewitnesses told police that the car stopped for a moment and then drove away leaving the critically injured woman on the street. The driver of the car is described as a man about 45 years old. Anyone with information about this hit-and-run car accident is asked to contact Anaheim police at 714-765-1900.
My thoughts and prayers are with the woman who has suffered life-threatening injuries in this Orange County hit-and-run car accident. I wish she recovers quickly and completely from her injuries.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), one person was killed and 73 were injured in Anaheim pedestrian accidents. During that same year, Orange County pedestrian accidents claimed 31 lives and injured 785 people.
Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident
Based on this news report, the driver of the vehicle may have failed to yield right-of-way to the pedestrian who was walking in a marked crosswalk. Motorists are required by law to yield right-of-way to pedestrians walking in marked and unmarked crosswalks under California Vehicle Code Section 21950.
In addition, the motorist struck the woman and left her lying on the roadway critically injured. Appalling! Leaving the scene of an injury crash is not only morally reprehensible, but it is also a serious crime under California law. 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.”
I certainly hope that the driver who caused this injury accident and fled the scene is promptly apprehended and brought 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 become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward.
Protecting Victims’ Rights
Injured victims or their families would be well-advised to seek the counsel of an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. In these types of accidents, often, it is the hit-and-run victims and their families who are left holding expensive medical bills. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer should be able to inform victims about how their own car insurance policy applies to an incident where the hit-and-run driver has not been identified or in a case where the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.
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