Huntington Beach, CA (February 12, 2023) – On Saturday, February 11, multiple people were injured following a hit-and-run crash in Huntington Beach.
The accident took place at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street at around 7:14 p.m. A reckless driver traveling on the highway when they collided with another vehicle. The at-fault motorist fled the scene on foot.
The driver and four passengers in the second vehicle sustained serious injuries. Three of the victims, all 17-year-old girls, were reportedly kept in serious condition after the two others were released.
The suspect was described as an 18 to 20-year-old man wearing a maroon shirt.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s annual traffic statistics for 2019, 3,606 people died in car accidents in California as a result of 3,316 fatal motor vehicle incidents. Texas was the only state in 2019 with more fatalities, 3,615, from 3,294 fatal crashes. In California, there were 3,606 fatal car accidents in 2019, 3,798 in 2018, 3,884 in 2017, and 3,837 in 2016, according to data from the previous four years.
You should always get checked out at a nearby hospital or by a licensed medical practitioner, even if you don’t believe a car accident seriously wounded you. Even if an injury seems minor, it can have a huge impact on a person’s life if it is not adequately treated. Unfortunately, a lot of accident victims opt not to get their injuries treated. People are thereby denied the opportunity to ultimately submit a personal injury claim and get just compensation for their suffering.
Serious wounds received in a car crash may have a significant impact on the victim’s overall health and well-being. Accidents nearly usually result in cuts and bruises, but unhappily, the wounds that are directly related to the event are almost always far more serious. If you or a member of your family has been hurt in an automobile accident, please contact us so we can assess your eligibility for financial compensation.
Consult a Huntington Beach auto accident lawyer about your case before submitting a personal injury claim to seek damages from an accident. In order to secure full and just compensation for their losses, Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, has helped other vehicle accident victims in the past. If you have been hurt in a car accident, we will do everything in our power to protect your legal rights. Call our offices right away at (949) 309-0990 to speak with a qualified attorney about your case.
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