At least one person was injured in a San Francisco area car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a Bay City News Service report, the injury car accident occurred early morning on February 22, 2011 on Highway 101 near Whipple Avenue in Redwood City. California Highway Patrol officials say a full-sized Ford had crashed into a red car causing major damage. Both cars remained at the scene, but the driver of one of the cars fled the scene on foot. One person was transported to an area hospital with injuries. The extent of that victim’s injuries is not known. An investigation is ongoing and officials are still looking for the hit-and-run driver.
My heart goes out to the injured victim of this hit-and-run car accident. I wish him or her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were no fatalities, but 320 injuries involving car accidents in Redwood City. In San Mateo County as a whole, 36 people died at 2,673 were injured due to car accidents during the same year.
Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident
Based on this news report, the driver of one of the cars here not only slammed into the other car, but also fled the scene of the accident without stopping and waiting for authorities to arrive. Leaving the scene of an injury car accident is not only a morally reprehensible 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.” I truly hope this driver is apprehended and brought to justice. If you have any information about this hit-and-run driver, please visit our dedicated hit-and-run web site at www.hitandrunreward.com to leave an anonymous tip and become eligible for a $1,000 reward.
Protecting Victims’ Rights
Victims of hit-and-run car accidents would be well-advised to contact an experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and make sure that the victim’s legal rights and best interests are protected. A skilled car accident lawyer will also be able to inform victims about how their own car insurance policy applies to a hit-and-run car accident where the driver is never identified or in a case where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.
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