2 Women Injured After Being Struck by Hit-and-Run DUI Driver
REDDING (July 30, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a hit-and-run collision possibly caused by a drunken motorist was reported this morning at Old Oregon Trail and Old Alturas Road.
At roughly 10:04 a.m., the driver of a white Chevy Cavalier triggered a crash with another vehicle after apparently driving along the wrong side of the road.
Following the crash, the driver of the Chevy exited his vehicle and fled the scene leaving the injured victims behind, two women.
Both women who were not identified suffered injuries described as moderate and were taken by ambulance from the scene to a hospital.
The two vehicles were eventually towed away from the scene via Lake City Towing, according to the CHP dispatch report.
California Highway Patrol did not indicate whether or not the suspect had been located and detained as the investigation is likely still ongoing as of 11:30 a.m.
Redding Personal Injury Accident Attorney
Drivers who flee the scene of a collision are not only criminals under California law, but they are cowards and are often times driving under the influence when they flee the scene of a collision. Based on this news report, the hit-and-run driver and suspect will face multiple charges once located and arrested.
Following this collision, the injured women will be entitled to a personal injury lawsuit against the suspect who took off from the scene. Injured hit-and-run victims may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, lost future income due to work absence, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a hit-and-run collision, contact our experienced Redding hit-and-run injury lawyers as we are here to help you and your family following a life-changing incident. We can be reached at 855-703-4186.
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