An elderly man suffered fatal injuries early morning on December 8, 2015 after a driver lost control of his vehicle and swerved on to a sidewalk striking the victim.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the elderly man and a woman were sitting on a bus bench in the 2500 block of West McFadden Avenue when the driver struck them.
Witnesses told police the driver was going eastbound on West McFadden Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the two elderly pedestrians.
The driver then fled
the scene. Police are looking for an older, box-style, dark-colored Jeep Cherokee with front-end damage from the wreck.
A description of the driver is not immediately available. Both the man and woman were transported to an area trauma center where the man died.
The woman suffered injuries, but is expected to survive. The investigation is ongoing.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family members and friends of the deceased victim for their tragic loss. We also wish the injured woman the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Hit-and-run crashes are becoming the norm rather than the exception in Southern California. Los Angeles has gained notoriety as “the hit-and-run capital of the nation.” 2015 has been a particularly deadly year for pedestrians in Orange County. So far, at least 48 people have died in pedestrian collisions.
Orange County coroner’s data going back to 1992 shows that the worst year on record was 1994, when 70 pedestrians died. A number of pedestrian crashes this year have been hit-and-run collisions.
Holding Drivers Responsible
Bases on this news report, it appears that the driver in this case not only lost control of the vehicle, jumped the curb and struck two senior citizens sitting on a bus bench, but fled the scene leaving injured elderly individuals at the scene, fighting for their lives.
Despicable! We certainly hope that the driver in this case is apprehended and brought to justice. If you have any information about this suspect or the hit-and-run vehicle, please visit our Hit-and-Run Reward website at hitandrunreward.com to offer an anonymous tip and to become eligible for a $1,000 reward.
Hit-and-run victims and their families suffer both emotionally and financially. They are often left with no one to hold accountable. They are denied a sense of closure in terms of know who caused the accident. They have no sense of justice. And they are saddled with a number of financial burdens in the aftermath of a crash. As Orange County car accident attorneys, we are dedicated to help hit-and-run victims and their families obtain justice and fair compensation for their losses.