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Hit and Run Accident

Police Searching for Hit-and-Run Motorist in El Cajon

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on January 16, 2013 - Comments off

A truck driver was injured in a two-vehicle crash that took place on January 9, around 3 a.m. in El Cajon. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers, a white colored Honda Civic and a truck plowed into each other on an Interstate 8 onramp, east of Mollison Ave.
The crash impact caused the truck to roll over on its side. The roof of the Honda Civic was slashed open and the windshield was crushed. The Honda Civic driver fled from the rollover accident site after the crash.
Emergency crew responded to the crash and immediately took the truck driver to a local hospital for immediate medical attention.

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Hit-and-Run Motorist Admits Killing Elderly Widow in National City

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on January 9, 2013 - Comments off

Eighty-one-year-old Elana Huerta was fatally struck by a motorist in National City near East 19th Street on January 5 around 6:30 p.m. According to Police Sgt. Alex Hernandez, Alejandro Lomas Hernandez, believed to be in his 40s, turned himself in at the National City police station and admitted that he struck the female pedestrian and fled from the accident site.
The injured pedestrian was immediately transported to the UCSD Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead. Our deepest condolences go the deceased victim’s family and friends.
Hernandez was arrested on the suspicion of felony hit-and-run driving.

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Pedestrian Struck by Hit-and-Run Motorist near El Cajon

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on December 7, 2012 - Comments off

A pedestrian was struck by a truck that did not stop on December 5 around 5:30 p.m. at Sumner Avenue. According to the California Highway Patrol, the pedestrian was hit by a vehicle described as a 1970’s or 1980’s Chevrolet truck in a gray or white color.
The injured pedestrian was immediately transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital for treatment. Our law office sends out our best wishes for a quick recovery for the injured victim.
Officers are still on the look-out for the motorist that fled from the accident scene. The last place the at-fault motorist was seen was going southbound on First Street going towards Broadway.

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One Injured in La Presa Hit-and-Run Crash

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on December 3, 2012 - Comments off

One person was injured in a hit-and-run crash that took place on November 27 around 2:20 a.m. in La Presa. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a black-colored SUV crashed into two parked vehicles near Grand Avenue and St. George Street.
The male motorist left the wrecked vehicle at the scene and fled, leaving his passenger seriously injured in his car. Fortunately no one was present inside the two parked vehicles that were hit.
The female passenger was immediately rushed to a local hospital for medical assistance. Our law office hopes and prays for a quick and complete recovery of the injured passenger.

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Hit-and-Run Crash Kills Pedestrian in Escondido

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on November 28, 2012 - Comments off

A 46-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash that occurred on November 24 at 6:30 p.m. on East Washington Avenue. According to the police, the pedestrian was crossing the Washington Avenue when a car driven by 21-year-old Ivan Ruiz Mejia fatally struck him.
The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident site. Our law office is devastated by such a tragedy and sends our condolences to the deceased victim’s family members.

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Hit-And-Run Motorist Kills Bicyclist in Rancho Santa Fe

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on July 11, 2012 - Comments off

Eighteen-year-old Angel Bojorquez was killed after he was struck and killed by 19-year-old Jin Hyuk Byun on July 6 around 2 a.m. in Rancho Santa Fe. Bojorquez, an Albertsons store clerk, was returning home from work on a bicycle along the Via De La Valle when the driver drifted onto the right shoulder and struck him.
Byun allegedly fled from the bike accident scene after hitting the bicyclists, leaving him to die in the shrubs. Byun was arrested after his neighbor saw the damage done to his black 2008 Chevy Avalanche and informed CHP. The reckless driver was later arrested for the felony hit and run.
According to government statistics, roughly 11% of all motor vehicle accidents are hit and run cases. For a variety of reasons, many hit and run cases are never solved. Thanks to a concerned citizen, Bojorquez’s killer will be taken off the streets.
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.”
The hit and run car driver may be held liable for negligence that led to Bojorquez’s wrongful death. The victim’s family members can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver seeking compensation for medical and funeral expenses, loss of love and companionship, burial and funeral costs, and other related damages.
If you or someone you love has been killed or injured by a hit and run driver, contact an experienced San Diego hit and run victim lawyer who will would make sure that the negligent party is apprehended and that the family’s legal rights are protected.

 

Passenger Injured in Bankers Hill Hit-And-Run Crash

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on June 27, 2012 - Comments off

One person suffered a broken leg in a hit-and-run car accident that took place on June 23 around 3:30 p.m. at 4th Avenue and Redwood Street in Bankers Hill. According to San Diego Police, four people in the car had an altercation inside the vehicle. One person inside the car yanked the steering wheel, causing the car to crash into the stairwell of an LGBT health center. Three of the occupants fled the scene, leaving one injured passenger.
We wish the victim the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.
It is unclear whether the injured passenger was involved in the altercation or not. It is also unclear whether the driver was speeding or under the influence.
The three suspects that fled the scene, including the driver, have been detained by police and are being questioned about the accident.
Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious violation under California law. California Vehicle Code 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.”
According to CHP’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 71 fatalities and 5,819 injuries reported as a result of car accidents in San Diego. Countywide, 217 people died and 12,998 were injured due to car accidents, during the same year.
The passenger who yanked the wheel may be held liable for the injuries and damages caused. In addition, the occupants that fled the scene may face charges for fleeing the scene.
In situations such as this one, where a passenger is the victim of a serious auto accident, the injured passenger or their family members may benefit from speaking to a personal injury attorney about their rights to compensation for their medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed because of a reckless passenger, talk to an experienced San Diego car accident injury lawyer to ensure that your legal rights are protected. At the Jurewitz Law Group, our dedicated legal team will work to get you the most money for your injuries. For a free assessment of your case, call our legal team at (888) 233-5020.

 

Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Pedestrian, Flees from Police

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on June 14, 2012 - Comments off

A pedestrian suffered serious injuries after being hit by a driver in downtown San Diego, who then fled from police after a high-speed chase on June 12 around 2:30 a.m. The chase began when a San Diego police officer saw a vehicle getting on southbound Interstate 5 near First Street at a high-rate of speed.
Other motorists who were chasing the at-fault motorist stopped the officer and told him that they were chasing the car because he had just hit a pedestrian. The officer began to pursue the vehicle at speeds up to 90 mph and ultimately lost sight of the car near the transition ramp from I-5 to eastbound state Route 94 (SR-94).
Reports indicate the car driver hit the pedestrian and then left the injured man lying on the roadway. The pedestrian sustained a serious leg injury and was treated by responding paramedics at the San Diego pedestrian accident scene.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 18 fatalities and 494 injuries reported as a result of pedestrian accidents in the city of San Diego. Countywide, pedestrian accidents caused 57 fatalities and injured 937 people, during the same year.
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.” Also, under California Vehicle Code Section 21950, motorists are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians walking in marked or unmarked crosswalks.
If it is found that the car driver was reckless or negligent, once the driver is detained, the injured pedestrian can file a personal injury claim against him or her to seek damages. The injured victim may be entitled to compensation that will cover his or her medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, and other related damages.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed due to a speeding driver, talk to the experienced San Diego County hit-and-run car accident attorneys to ensure that your legal rights are protected. For a free assessment of your case, call our legal team at (888) 233-5020.

 

Woman Struck and Injured in Ontario Hit-And-Run Crash

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on April 11, 2012 - Comments off

A 24-year-old Ontario woman was struck and injured in a severe Ontario hit-and-run car accident that took place on April 10, 2012, around 7:55 p.m. at Hollowell Street. According to Ontario police Sgt. Robert Freire, the victim was struck by a northbound SUV.
A witness described the vehicle as possibly a smaller model SUV with front-end damage. If the SUV driver is determined to have been at-fault in this case, then he or she could be held financially responsible for the injuries and damages caused.
The motorist in this case violated California Vehicle Code Section 20001 (a) law which states that : “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.”
The victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Bernardino County pedestrian accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights.
The victim’s family members may file a personal injury claim against the negligent motorist to obtain compensation to cover cost of treatment and other related damages.
Our personal injury law office hopes that the injuries suffered by the victim heal soon and do not prove fatal.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in San Bernardino County hit-and-run car accidents and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in pedestrian accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a car accident in Ontario due to a reckless driver, please order your free copy of The Ultimate California Car Accident Book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.

 

Moped Driver Injured in San Diego Hit-And-Run Car Wreck

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on April 10, 2012 - Comments off

A moped rider was struck in a severe hit-and-run car crash that took place on April 7, 2012, around 8:45 p.m. along 27th Street. According to San Diego Police Officer David Stafford, a brown colored Honda Civic struck the victim and fled from the accident scene.
It is believed that the Honda turned south onto 27th Street in front of the moped which contributed to this serious car accident. The injured moped driver was immediately transported to a nearby hospital to receive medical treatment for an open leg fracture.
The car driver in this case violated California Vehicle Code Section 20001 (a) law which states that : “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.”
The victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Diego hit and run accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights.
The victim’s family members may file a personal injury claim against the negligent motorist to obtain compensation to cover cost of treatment and other accident related damages.
Our personal injury law office hopes that the injuries suffered by the victim heal soon and do not prove fatal.

Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in San Diego County hit-and-run accidents and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in moped accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a car accident in San Diego due to a negligent driver, please order your free copy of the The Ultimate California Car Accident Book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.

 

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