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DA Files Charges In Orange County Hit-and-Run Case

By Brian Chase on March 30, 2015 - No comments

Hit and Run AccidentThe Orange County District Attorney’s office has filed charges against four people who were in a car that allegedly ran over the legs of a waitress outside Mexico Lindo Que Rico restaurant in Anaheim the night of March 22, 2015.

According to a news report in OC Weekly, 24-year-old Rowshaid Cordell Pellum was charged with one felony count of felony hit-and-run with injury, one felony count of aggravated assault and …Read the rest »

 

Arrest Made In Newport Beach Hit-and-Run Collision

By Brian Chase on January 5, 2015 - No comments

Hit and Run AccidentA San Clemente man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Newport Beach early morning on Jan. 1, 2015 that killed 23-year-old Travis Marton of Valencia.

According to a report in the Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Newport Coast Drive and Pacific Coast Highway.

A motorist reported to Newport Beach police about a possible …Read the rest »

 

Officials Seek Public’s Help in Finding Driver Who Caused Fatal Hit-and-Run

By Brian Chase on May 12, 2014 - No comments

Authorities have released information about a vehicle of interest in connection with a hit-and-run crash in San Bernardino, which gravely injured 2-year-old Asianae Thomas. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the little was playing outside a relative’s home in the 2400 block of North Mountain Avenue the evening of May 4, 2014 when a pickup truck struck her and fled the scene.

 Tragic Collision

Detectives have released a photo of a dark-colored flatbed truck that was taken off a security camera at a local convenience store just south of where the crash occurred. Officials say the camera shows the vehicle, which has a unique service bed, turned north just one minute before police started getting 911 calls. …Read the rest »

 

Chris Brown Charged with Hit and Run in Los Angeles

By Brian Chase on June 28, 2013 - No comments

Singer Chris Brown was charged by the Los Angeles City Attorney with misdemeanor criminal hit-and-run. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the 24-year-old singer was also charged with driving without a valid license in connection with car accident in May where he rear-ended a Mercedes.

Officials say Brown refused to give his driver’s license to the other driver and gave fake insurance information before leaving the scene. He is scheduled to be arraigned July 15 in a Van Nuys court. If convicted, Brown could face six months in jail for each offense. It is not clear if this case would violate Brown’s probation stemming from a domestic abuse conviction involving ex-girlfriend and singer, Rihanna. …Read the rest »

 

Carson Hit-and-Run Crash Seriously Injures Pedestrian

By Brian Chase on June 25, 2013 - No comments

Miguel Villa Cabrera was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash early morning on June 20, 2013 in Carson. According to a report in The Daily Breeze, the driver of a recently sold black BMW 300i struck Cabrera who was walking in a marked crosswalk on Broadway south of Albertoni Street. Cabrera was hospitalized in serious condition, but he is expected to recover. Officials say the marked crosswalk had a flashing yellow warning light to draw attention to it. The BMW fled the scene, but a witness following the vehicle provided officials with the license plate number of 6MDH070. Police found that the car had been recently sold. They are still trying to find out who bought the car. Anyone with information is asked to contact Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies at 310-847-8380.

It is indeed fortunate that the pedestrian did not suffer life-threatening injuries. This incident could have been a lot worse. I wish Cabrera the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2010 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), one person died and 28 were injured due to pedestrian crashes in Carson. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 195 fatalities and 4,535 injuries were reported due to pedestrian accidents during the same year.

Violation of Laws

Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the BMW, not only struck and seriously injured a pedestrian in a crosswalk, but left him lying on the roadway without stopping to help. Appalling! California Vehicle Code Section 20001 (a) states that all motorists involved in an injury accident must stop and remain at the scene until authorities arrive. They must exchange pertinent information with other parties (insurance, driver’s license, contact information, etc.) and most importantly, render aid to the injured victims. California Vehicle Code 21950 (a) states that motorists must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians walking in marked or unmarked crosswalks.

Holding Hit-and-Run Drivers Accountable

I certainly hope that this hit-and-run driver is apprehended and brought to justice. If you have any information about this incident or the suspect, please visit our dedicated hit-and-run web site at www.hitandrunreward.com to offer an anonymous tip and to become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward.

Injured hit-and-run victims are also often left holding the bills and facing a number expenses without anyone to hold accountable for what happened to them. In such cases, victims would be well advised to retain the services of an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable. A knowledgeable car accident attorney will also advise victims about how their own car insurance policy might apply to a hit-and-run crash or in a case where the at-fault party is uninsured or underinsured.

Source: http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_23506261/driver-hits-man-carson-crosswalk-speeds-away?source=pkg

 

Bicyclist Critically Injured in Anaheim Hit-and-Run Crash

By Brian Chase on June 15, 2013 - No comments

A male bicyclist suffered major head injuries after, officials say, he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene in a hit and run. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred the night of June 12, 2013 in the 900 block of North Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim. The man was transported to a local trauma center in critical condition. Officials say when they arrived the man was found with head injuries and his bicycle lay next to him. Authorities do not have vehicle or driver information. The investigation is ongoing. …Read the rest »

 


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