Stanton, CA (December 19, 2022) – On Sunday evening, December 18, an accident was reported in Stanton involving a pedestrian who was hit by a car and was seriously injured.
According to officials, the accident occurred on Beach Boulevard near Garden Grove Boulevard around 6 p.m. The accident occurred when a vehicle struck a pedestrian as he crossed Beach Boulevard just north of the Garden Grove Boulevard intersection. After striking the pedestrian, the driver of the vehicle did not stop and fled from the accident scene. Police are still looking for the vehicle, which was described as a silver Toyota, possibly a Tundra, Tacoma, or Sequoia, with the symbol missing off the front grill.
Paramedics and other emergency crews were immediately called to the scene and arrived within minutes. Emergency personnel found the man lying unconscious in the southbound lanes as a result of the collision. Paramedics tended to the injured pedestrian, who was described as a man in his 30s. He was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance for emergency care. Officials have not disclosed his name or his condition at this time.
Police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash and are looking for the driver of the vehicle.
Our thoughts are with the person injured in this accident. We hope for his full recovery.
When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, they are very likely to suffer serious injuries or even death. California has a very pleasant year-round climate, and people are often outside. Unfortunately, as a result, California consistently has more pedestrian accidents than any other state in the country. Drivers need to keep a watchful eye on pedestrians to avoid hitting them. California law states that pedestrians have the right of way at all intersections and crosswalks. Therefore, the law states that drivers must yield to them, or else they will be found to be at fault for causing an accident and liable for any damages and injuries caused by the accident.
When someone hit a pedestrian, it’s unconscionable to think that they wouldn’t stop to render aid to them or call 911. Unfortunately, when people break the law, their fear of getting caught and being held accountable for their actions is the only thing some people can think of, which results in them fleeing the scene of an accident. When people act in this manner, it reflects a flagrant disregard for the well-being of others. It is imperative that the suspect be brought to justice for the damage and harm they have caused. The police have lots of tools and resources for identifying a fleeing criminal, and they are very successful at finding their suspect and bringing them to justice.
If you or someone you love was injured in a pedestrian accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s important to hold that person responsible for their actions. In addition to criminal charges being brought against the person, you can file a claim for personal injury for compensation against the at-fault party.
If you or a family member were in a pedestrian accident, speak to an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer right away. They will explain the legal process, help you understand your rights, and what compensation you may be entitled to. Do not hesitate to contact a Stanton pedestrian 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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