Los Angeles, CA (August 13, 2022) – On Thursday, August 11, a hit-and-run crash was reported in Los Angeles involving an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer.
According to reports from the LAPD, the accident occurred in the vicinity of Wall St and Winston St. The exact time of the accident was not reported. The off-duty officer was riding a motorcycle when he was hit by another vehicle, which immediately fled the scene. Wall St from Winston to Fourth Street was closed off for a few hours from about 4:40 p.m. onward as authorities investigated the collision and searched for the suspect.
The suspect that fled the scene was later apprehended by police and is being detained on charges of hit-and-run causing injuries.
Paramedics arrived on the scene within minutes and assessed the officer for injuries. The officer was transported to the hospital for further treatment of injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
California law clearly states that when an accident occurs, the vehicles must pull off the road, if able to, at the scene of the accident. Oftentimes, driver flees the scene when they have engaged in other illegal activities. Failing to stop at the scene of an accident is punishable as either a misdemeanor or felony offense, depending on the circumstances. If you’ve been involved in a crash with a driver who flees the scene, there are a few things, if you’re able to do, which can help your ability to recover a settlement. These steps are to:
Being involved in a traffic accident is a stressful situation, but if the other driver doesn’t stop and exchange information with you, it can cause more stress and difficulties. Particularly, if you’re injured in the accident, you may be worried about who will pay for your medical care, expenses, and lost wages if you can’t work. Many victims of hit-and-run accidents don’t know that they may still receive compensation from the insurance company for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering as a result of the accident, even when the at-fault other driver leaves the scene. This is typically covered under California’s uninsured motorist coverage (UM). It’s important to contact an attorney who can help you with this process and negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf.
If you or a family member were in a hit-and-run accident you should speak to an experienced car accident lawyer right away, who can walk you through the process of what is to come and help you understand your rights and what you may be entitled to as compensation for your suffering. Contact a Los Angeles car accident attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
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