Man, 25, Badly Injured; Second Victim Hurt
SANTA ANA (December 18, 2017)- per the Santa Ana Police Department, early Sunday morning two pedestrians were struck by a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene on foot following the wreck.
At roughly 2:26 a.m., the driver of a black sedan or SUV struck two pedestrian as they crossed at 2233 West 2nd Street.
One of the victims, a 25-year-old man, suffered significant injuries and was quickly rushed to a trauma center, where his condition remains unknown at this time.
Meanwhile, the second victim had injuries to only his face and back declared as minor. The unidentified victims did not elect to be taken to the hospital but was treated at the scene.
Driver Crashes Into Wall and Flees
The hit-and-run suspct’s vehicle ultimately plowed into and through a wall as culprit currently remains at large.
Santa Ana PD will be handling the investigation.
Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Lawyer
Most traffic accidents which involve a driver who flees the scene can be subjected to serious criminal charges, especially when a particular crash causes serious injuries to another person. Such circumstances are considered as “felony hit-and-run,” leaving the victim or victim’s family a legal right to pursue a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit against the suspect.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the 25-year-old injured man and the second victim will be entitled to a lawsuit against the at-fault hit-and-run suspect once located or if the victim’s have uninsured motorist coverage. Both victims are subject to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, lost future income, and pain and suffering.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of a hit-and-run incident, contact our experienced Santa Ana hit-and-run attorneys as we are here to provide you with the advice and guidance needed following a tragedy. We can be reached at 800-235-6801.
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