Santa Ana, CA (December 31, 2022) – On Friday, December 30, a hit-and-run crash was reported in Santa Ana that caused serious injury.
According to reports, the accident occurred on State Route 91 near the Weir Canyon Rd exit. A vehicle was traveling eastbound in the area when it struck a second vehicle. The driver causing the collision immediately fled the scene continuing eastbound on State Route 91 without checking on the wellbeing of the driver of the second vehicle. It is unclear at this time if the police have apprehended or are still searching for the fleeing suspect.
The vehicle that remained at the scene sustained substantial damage from the accident. Paramedics arrived on the scene within minutes and tended to the injured party. There is no indication at this time as to the number of people injured in the accident or the extent of their injuries.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. The driver causing the accident will be charged with hit-and-run causing injury once detained.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Hit-and-run accidents sadly occur frequently in the Golden State. However, this is a gross violation of the law. California law states that if a driver is involved in an accident, they must pull off the road at the scene to exchange information with the other parties. Oftentimes, drivers will flee an accident 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 an accident, documenting as much as you can, may help your ability to recover a settlement. You should gather the following pieces of information:
Being involved in a car accident is a stressful event, but if the other driver doesn’t stop and exchange information with you, it makes the situation much more stressful and difficult. Many victims of hit-and-run accidents don’t know that they are still entitled to compensation 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.
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 filing a claim and help you understand your legal rights and options. Contact a Santa Ana car accident attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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