Two adults and two children were injured in a Santa Ana car accident the night of August 6, 2015.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred at the intersection of McFadden Avenue and Lyon Street.
Police say a Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound on McFadden Avenue when the driver tried to make a left turn to go north on Lyon Street on a yellow light.
At the same time, a man in a Toyota pickup traveling west on McFadden Avenue broadsided the Corolla.
The man in the pickup drove a short distance away to the 1400 block of East McFadden Avenue, parked the truck and ran away.
None of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries. Both children were under 10 and one of them was transported to Children’s Hospital of Orange County for treatment.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured in this collision. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2012 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 22 fatalities and 1,657 injuries reported as a result of traffic accidents in the city of Santa Ana.
In Orange County as a whole, 148 people died and 14,029 were injured due to car accidents during the same year.
What Caused This Intersection Crash?
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the Corolla was attempting to make a left turn at the intersection on a yellow light when an oncoming vehicle struck him.
But, the driver of the pickup truck fled the scene of the injury crash. There are a number of questions here.
What caused the crash? Did one of the drivers fail to yield the right-of-way at the street intersection? Was one of the drivers operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs? Did officials catch the hit-and-run driver?
If you have any information about this hit-and-run driver, who apparently left injured young children on the scene, please visit our website, hitandrunreward.com, to offer an anonymous tip and to become eligible for a $1,000 reward.
In such cases, the at-fault driver can be held liable for the injuries and damages caused. Injured victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Victims would also be well advised to contact an experienced Santa Ana personal injury lawyer who will be able to explain how their auto insurance policy might apply to a hit-and-run crash, or in a case where the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.