Adam Roland, 24, of Glendora, was injured in a Los Angeles County car crash involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the hit-and-run accident occurred on the northbound 57 at Pathfinder Road in Diamond Bar, the afternoon of June 30, 2012. California Highway Patrol officials say Roland was driving a 1999 Dodge Stratus when a silver or white Mercedes-Benz or BMW crossed the double yellow lines into his lane of traffic.
Roland swerved to avoid the vehicle before crashing into a guardrail, going down an embankment and hitting a tree. He suffered major injuries in the collision. The driver of the other car did not stop at the scene. Witnesses to the crash or anyone with information regarding the hit-and-run vehicle is asked to call the Baldwin Park office of the CHP at 626-338-1164.
My thoughts and prayers are with Adam Roland following this hit-and-run collision. I wish him the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.
Los Angeles County Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), three people were killed and 311 were injured in Diamond Bar car accidents. Throughout Los Angeles County, 554 fatalities and 50,817 injuries were reported as a result of car crashes, during that same year.
Based on this news article, the driver of the Mercedes-Benz or BMW caused the victim’s car to crash into a tree and then he or she drove away without contacting the authorities. Despicable! Officials are calling what happened here a “non-contact hit-and-run.” Roland’s car did not make contact with the suspect vehicle. However, the other vehicle swerved and caused the crash.
Under the law, the driver should have remained at the scene, waited for authorities to arrive and most importantly, rendered aid to the severely injured victim. 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 Hit-and-Run Drivers Accountable
Officials are searching for the driver of the white or silver vehicle involved in this accident. If you have any information about this incident, 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.
Injured victims of hit-and-run crashes are often left facing significant medical expenses, especially when the driver is not found. Victims or their families would be well advised to contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, 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 better inform families in such cases about how their own auto insurance policy applies to an incident where the suspect is not found, or, in a crash where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.