A pedestrian was injured in a Riverside car accident, which police say, involved a hit-and-run driver, the night of January 23, 2011. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the hit-and-run car accident occurred on Temescal Canyon Road near Lassen Avenue and north of Lake Elsinore. The victim was struck on Temescal Canyon by a southbound vehicle. Officials found the victim lying in traffic lanes. The driver had apparently fled the scene of the injury car accident. An investigation is ongoing.
My thoughts and prayers are with the victim of this Riverside hit-and-run car accident. I sincerely hope the pedestrian has not been seriously injured and wish him or her a complete and speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), seven people were injured in Lake Elsinore pedestrian accidents. During that same year, 30 fatalities and 338 injuries occurred due to Riverside County pedestrian accidents.
It is against the law in California to leave the scene of an injury car accident. 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.”
It is not only illegal, but also an inhumane, irresponsible and immoral act to strike and injure someone and leave them lying on the roadway without care or medical attention. Motorists are required to stop, remain at the scene and most importantly obtain help for the injured victim. Getting timely medical attention can make the difference between life and death in these cases. But this driver chose to flee. I trust officials will quickly apprehend this individual and prosecute him or her to the fullest extent of the law. If you have any information about this accident, 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.
Protecting Victims’ Rights
In such cases, it would be in the best interests of injured victims to seek the counsel of an experienced Riverside personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and make sure that the negligent parties are held liable. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will also be able to better advise victims about how their car insurance policy might apply to an incident where the hit-and-run driver is never identified or where at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.
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