Robert Rowell, Christopher King and one other woman were injured in two different hit-and-run car accidents in San Bernardino the night of September 26, 2010 and early morning on September 27, 2010. The Lucerne Valley Leader reports that the first accident occurred on Midway Avenue in Lucerne Valley when Rowell and King were hit by a Chevy Suburban with the license plate number 6LSH818. King, who was riding a tricycle, sustained minor injuries, but Rowell was thrown about 100 feet and suffered major head and internal injuries. The following morning, a woman was found lying on the side of Highway 247. Witnesses told officials she was struck by a red car. Neither driver has been arrested.
I sympathize with what these victims and their families are going through. I wish them all the very best for a speedy 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 car accidents that resulted in fatalities or injuries in California in 2008. A majority of these car accidents involved injuries. There were a total of 247 deaths in 2008 involving hit-and-run car accidents statewide.
Leaving the scene of an accident or hit-and-run is against the law. 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.”
Appalling Acts of Cowardice
It is hard to imagine what kind of a person would hit and injure someone and leave them lying on a dark roadway, basically to die. In this case, King was already a brain-injured individual. Thankfully, his injuries were not serious. Rowell and the other woman are fighting for their lives after sustaining critical injuries. It is appalling that these hit-and-run drivers did not even have the heart to call 911 or make sure that these injured victims got the help they so badly needed. I wonder why these drivers ran away and what they had to hide.
If you witnessed these accidents or have information about the suspects, please visit our web site dedicated to catching hit-and-run drivers at www.hitandrunreward.com. You can get more information here about anonymously offering tips and becoming eligible for a $1,000 reward.
In such cases, victims of hit-and-run accidents and their families would be well-advised to consult an experienced San Bernardino personal injury lawyer and learn more about getting fully compensated for their injuries and losses. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free and comprehensive consultation to injured victims and their families.
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