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Wrong-Way Hit-and-Run Driver Causes Injuries


California Highway Patrol officials are looking for a hit-and-run driver who caused a Los Angeles car accident, early morning on March 11, 2012. According to a news report in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the injury crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of the 60 Freeway near Diamond Bar Boulevard. Officials say a driver was doing about 75 mph in the number one lane, driving westbound in eastbound traffic. The driver struck four cars. One person suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver fled the scene on foot and is still at large. The investigation is ongoing.

My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victim of this car accident. It is indeed fortunate that this hit-and-run car accident did not result in critical injuries or fatalities. I wish the injured victim the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

Car Accident Statistics

According to CHP’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were three fatalities and 311 injuries reported as a result of car accidents in Diamond Bar. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 554 people died and 50,817 were injured due to car accidents in 2009.

Leaving the Scene of a Crash

Based on this news report, it appears that the driver was not only traveling at a high rate of speed the wrong way on a freeway, but he also fled the scene of an injury crash he caused. Appalling! Leaving the scene of an injury crash is inhumane and irresponsible, as well as 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.”

Compensation for Hit-and-Run Victims

I trust officials will soon be able to apprehend this motorist and bring him or her to justice. If you have any information about this hit-and-run driver, please visit our web site at to offer an anonymous tip and become eligible for a $1,000 reward.

Injured victims of hit-and-run collisions would be well advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will stay on top of the official investigation and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable. A knowledgeable car accident attorney will also advise victims about how their own car insurance policy might apply to an incident where the at-fault driver is never found or in a case where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.

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