Driver Faces Hit-and-run Charges After Leaving Crash Scene
ADELANTO, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2018) — Joseph Jones, 26, of Adelanto has been arrested on hit-and-run charges for an injury collision early Sunday morning at Palmdale Road and Verbena, according to the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Department.
The collision was reported about 2:20 a.m.
The vehicle left behind after the crash suffered major damage and the driver was still inside suffering from injuries. Paramedics rushed that person to a hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
The second vehicle involved fled the scene. Police later were able to locate the car with its driver’s side door wide open and airbag inflated. The driver, later identified as Jones, had fled on foot.
Police arrested Jones, the registered owner of the vehicle, about 8:11 p.m. the same night. He was at his home on Almond Street. He tried to tell police the vehicle was stolen, but police confirmed that was not the case. The suspect was arrested on hit-and-run charges and taken to High Desert Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
The crash remains under investigation by Deputy Patrick Rangel at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800.
Hit-and-run Crash Accident Investigation
An investigation into this collision is underway to determine fault. At this time, the suspect driver faces criminal charges for leaving the scene of the crash, however, a civil lawsuit may also be filed by the person who was injured.
If a negligent driver or dangerous condition caused a collision that left you injured or took the life of your loved one, you may have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
It’s important to note, however, that it’s quite common for insurance companies to try and avoid paying out a claim even when they know their insured is responsible. They may also make an offer to settle for far less than the full amount owed. This is unacceptable.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation. – sks
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