Model and video artist Blac Chyna could be in legal trouble after her car was involved in a hit-and-run crash in the San Fernando Valley the morning of November 8, 2015.
According to the celebrity news website, TMZ.com, which obtained photographs of the crash’s aftermath, three people were injured in the crash.
The report states at about 1:30 a.m. Blac Chyna’s BMW was speeding down Reseda Boulevard south of Ventura Boulevard when it blew a stop sign and turned into a car that was attempting to make a left turn.
The collision was so violent that the BMW took out a pole and a fire hydrant. The other car flew across the lanes and all three passengers in it were injured. The injured victims told police they saw two African-American women in mini skirts get out of the BMW and jump in a car that had been following them, leaving the BMW behind.
Police have opened a hit-and-run investigation. TMZ says Blac Chyna stayed in that night and was not driving and that she often loans her car out to friends.
Based on this news report it appears that Blac Chyna loaned her vehicle to friends who may have caused the collision and fled the scene. It is illegal under California law to leave the scene of an injury crash.
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.”
Justice for Hit-and-Run Victims
The law also states that if the owner of a vehicle gives someone else permission to drive and the driver gets in an accident, the owner and the driver can be held liable for the injuries, damages and losses caused.
Injured victims in such cases can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Injured victims in such cases would also be well advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests.