A motorcyclist suffered leg injuries after he was struck by the driver of the sedan, who then left the scene. According to a news report in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the injury collision occurred the night of June 13, 2013 at the intersection of Eastbury and Workman avenues in Covina. The motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Workman Avenue while a car was going east.
The car made a left turn on to Eastbury Avenue and struck the motorcyclist. The driver did not stop. The motorcyclist, a Glendora man, suffered major injuries to a leg and was transported to an area hospital. Police have described the vehicle as a dark-colored BMW, possibly blue. No driver description was available.
There were no fatalities, but six injuries reported as a result of motorcycle accidents in Covina, according to California Highway Patrol’s 2010 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). In Los Angeles County as a whole, 74 people died and 2,637 were injured due to motorcycle crashes during the same year.
California Vehicle Code Violations
Based on this news report, it appears that the sedan struck him as its driver was making a left turn. California Vehicle Code Section 21801 (a) states: “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to the approaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made with reasonable safety.”
In addition, the driver in this case, left the scene of the accident leaving the severely injured victim lying on the roadway. Leaving the scene of the crash is not only irresponsible and inhumane, but it is also illegal under California Vehicle Code Section 20001 (a).
Justice for Hit-and-Run Victims
If you have any information about this hit-and-run driver, please visit www.hitandrunreward.com to obtain more information about our Hit-and-Run Reward Program. We offer a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and felony conviction of the hit-and-run driver. This program is a part of our effort to partner with community members and law enforcement to apprehend and hold hit-and-run drivers accountable.
Hit-and-run victims are often left holding the bills and facing steep medical expenses. If you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident, please contact an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that your legal rights and best interests are protected. A knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer will also be able to advise victims about how their own auto insurance policy might apply to a hit-and-run or to an incident where the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.