Driver Flees After Hitting Pedestrian in Moreno Valley
A 62-year-old woman sustained serious injuries in a hit-and-run car crash that occurred on January 4, 2012, around 6:15 p.m. at Heacock Street and Kernwood Drive. According to Riverside County sheriff’s officials, the victim was crossing a street in Moreno Valley when she was struck by a northbound dark-colored mid-1990s Honda two-door car with a black hood.
The victim suffered severe head injuries and broken bones and was immediately transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley for medical treatment. From the present information, it is evident that the negligent driving and irresponsible actions of the motorist led to this serious car 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.”
The victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced Riverside County pedestrian accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights. The victim’s family members may file a personal injury claim to obtain compensation to cover medical, hospital and treatment cost, 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 Riverside County hit-and-run crashes 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 hit-and-run accident in Moreno Valley due to a negligent driver, please order your free copy of the California hit-and-run 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.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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