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Arrest Made in Deadly Torrance Hit and Run Accident

Attribution: November 2012 -- This article is the syndication source of a recently released press release from Bisnar Chase

California hit-and-run accident lawyer weighs in on a fatal hit-and-run crash in Torrance where a man was struck by a vehicle and dragged for two miles on the vehicle's windshield before witnesses forced the driver to stop.

According to a Nov. 25 NBC Los Angeles news report, the 51-year-old driver has been charged with allegedly driving under the influence, hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter.

Hit and run in Torrance CA where victim diedNewport Beach, CA (PRWEB) November 27, 2012

Phillip Moreno, 30, of Torrance was killed in a hit-and-run car accident after a driver hit him and then drove with him lodged on the hood of her car for two miles before witnesses forced her to stop. According to a Nov. 25 NBC Los Angeles news report, the collision occurred the night of Nov. 24 at the intersection of Torrance Boulevard and Madrid Avenue.

The driver, identified as 51-year-old Sherri Wilkins, is facing alleged criminal charges including hit-and-run, DUI and vehicular manslaughter, according to the report. Wilkins drove for about two miles with the victim on top of the car until witnesses managed to stop her near Crenshaw Boulevard and 182nd Street, the NBC report states. Moreno was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries, according to the news report.

According to California Highway Patrol's(SWITRS), 147 deaths and 19,009 injuries reported as a result of hit-and-run car accidents statewide. In Los Angeles County, traffic accidents claimed 530 lives and caused 50,513 injuries in 2010.Leaving the scene of an accident is also illegal 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."

Leaving the scene of an injury or fatal accident is not only against the law, but it is a serious problem in our communities, said John Bisnar, founder of the Bisnar Chase personal injury law firm and the Hit-and-Run Reward Program, which offers a $1,000 reward for a tip that leads to the arrest and felony conviction of a hit-and-run driver. “We strongly believe in partnering with our communities to join forces with law enforcement agencies and help apprehend these drivers. Our offer of the reward is a way of putting hit-and-run drivers on notice. By leaving the scene of an injury or fatal accident, drivers are refusing to take responsibility for their actions.”

About Bisnar Chase

The California hit-and-run attorneys of Bisnar Chase represent victims of auto collisions, hit-and-run accidents and many other personal injuries. The firm has been featured on a number of popular media outlets including Newsweek, Fox, NBC, and ABC and is known for its passionate pursuit of results for their clients. Since 1978, Bisnar Chase has recovered millions of dollars for personal injury victims including victims of hit-and-run accidents.

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Sources:

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/Man-Dies-After-Hit-and-Run-Driver-Drags-Him-in-Windshield-For-Miles-180746851.html
http://www.chp.ca.gov/switrs/
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d10/vc20001.htm

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