Female Skateboarder Struck and Injured By Hit-And-Run Driver in San Bernardino
A 17-year-old San Bernardino girl sustained critical injuries in a serious hit-and-run motorcycle crash that took place on March 13, 2012, around 7:20 p.m. across E Street. According to Lt. David Harp, the girl was hit by a Japanese sports bike while she skateboarded across the street.
The biker took off after the accident. Witnesses told San Bernardino police that the motorcycle was traveling 65-70 mph when it struck the girl at 31st and E streets. The victim is currently on a respirator.
The motorcyclist in this case violated California Vehicle Code Section 20001 (a) law which states that : “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 hit and run accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights.
The victim’s family members may file a personal injury claim against the negligent motorcyclist to obtain compensation to cover cost of treatment and other related damages.
Our personal injury law office hopes that the injuries suffered by the teenager heal soon and do not prove fatal.
Ross Jurewitz is a personal injury lawyer in San Bernardino County and the managing attorney of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California motorcycle accident law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a motorcycle accident in San Bernardino, please order your free copy of The Ultimate California Motorcycle Accident Book: How to Protect Yourself from Day One. 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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