A woman suffered head injuries in a San Diego car accident, which officials say involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a U-T San Diego news report, the injury crash occurred near the intersection of Cesar E. Chavez Parkway and National Avenue, early morning on March 20, 2012. The driver fled the scene. Police say the victim was found partially on the sidewalk and partially on the roadway. She was transported to an area hospital with a head injury and her condition is not known at the moment. Police say the hit-and-run vehicle may have been a Ford Explorer. No driver description is available.
My heart goes out to the injured victim of this hit-and-run car accident. I wish this pedestrian the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
San Diego Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 14 people were killed and 70 were injured in San Diego pedestrian accidents. Countywide, 18 fatalities and 494 injuries occurred as a result of pedestrian accidents, during the same year.
Based on this news report, it is not clear where the woman was walking at the time of the pedestrian accident. However, officials say that the driver who hit the woman fled the scene leaving her lying on the roadway without care or medical attention, exposed to further danger. Leaving the scene of an injury car accident is not only an inhumane and irresponsible act, but it is also illegal.
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.”
Holding Wrongdoers Accountable
If you witnessed this collision or have information about the suspect or vehicle, please visit our web site at www.hitandrunreward.com to offer an anonymous tip and become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward. This site is part of our effort to partner with the community and help law enforcement officials apprehend hit-and-run drivers.
Victims of hit-and-run car accidents would be well advised to contact an experiencedSan Diego personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. A skilled car accident attorney will also advise pedestrian accident victims about how their own car insurance policy might apply to an incident where the hit-and-run driver is not apprehended or in a case where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.