A car accident in Kern County injured six people, one critically. The Taft Midway Driller reports that the major injury collision occurred the night of September 4, 2010 when a Subaru SUV rear-ended a Saturn sedan that was stopped at the intersection of Midway Road and Highway 119. Four people including two children in the car were hurt.
One 2-year-old in the Saturn was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. The driver of the Subaru abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. Officials are looking for this hit-and-run driver. If you have any information please contact Kern County authorities or visit our web site, www.hitandrunreward.com to offer an anonymous tip and become eligible for a $1,000 reward.
My heart goes out to everyone who was injured in this crash. I wish them the very best for a quick and full recovery. Please keep them in your prayers.
Hit-and-Run Statistics and Law
According to California Highway Patrol’s traffic accident statistics, there were 17,158 hit-and-run collisions that resulted in fatalities or injuries in California in 2008. A majority of these car accident involved injuries. There were a total of 247 deaths in 2008 involving hit-and-run collisions statewide. Leaving the scene of a crash or hit-and-run is a serious crime under California law. California Vehicle Code 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.”
Victims’ Claim for Compensation
Injured victims in such cases could seek compensation to cover medical costs, lost wages, cost of hospitalization and other related damages. A skilled California car accident lawyer will be able to explain how victims’ uninsured/underinsured coverage might apply to hit-and-run collisions. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a comprehensive consultation at no charge to injured victims and their families.
Do you believe that hit-and-run penalties in California are a strong enough deterrent to stop negligent drivers from leaving the scene of an accident?
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