A woman in her 60s was injured in a Los Angeles car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the hit-and-run car accident occurred on Riverside Drive in Los Angeles the early morning of June 19, 2011. Officials say a vehicle swerved into oncoming traffic and collided head-on into the victim’s car. The woman sustained fractures in both legs. The male driver responsible for the crash left his vehicle at the scene of the accident and fled on foot. He is believed to be in his 20s. An investigation is ongoing.
My thoughts and prayers are with the woman injured in this Los Angeles hit-and-run car accident. I wish her a complete and speedy recovery from her injuries.
Los Angeles Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 268 people were killed and 25,588 were injured in Los Angeles car accidents. During that same year, there were 667 fatalities and 52,229 injuries were reported as a result of Los Angeles County car accidents.
Laws Relating to Hit-and-Run
Based on this news report, not only did the driver of this vehicle swerve into opposing lanes of traffic and cause a serious injury accident, but he also abandoned his vehicle and fled the scene, leaving an injured victim on the roadway. Appalling! Leaving the scene of an injury crash is not only inhumane and irresponsible, but it is also illegal. 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.”
Authorities are searching for the driver involved in this crash. 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.
Injured victims of hit-and-run car accidents are often left facing escalating medical bills. Victims in such cases can seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages and other damages. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will not only be able to help protect victims’ rights, but also advise them about how their car insurance policy applies to a hit-and-run crash, or to an incident where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.
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