1 Injured in Blue Lake Car Accident on Highway 299 Thursday
BLUE LAKE, Humboldt County (August 9, 2018) – An alleged hit-and-run accident took place on Thursday night along Highway 299, also known as Trinity Highway, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
The accident involving two vehicles was reported at approximately 9:20 p.m. near Old 3 Creeks Road.
CHP received a call about a white Chevrolet Equinox and a black Chevrolet Malibu which for an unknown reason collided on Highway 299. The Equinox sustained moderate right front damage while the Malibu damaged its left rear tire upon impact.
Car Accident on Highway 299 Near Old 3 Creeks Road
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to at least one person who was confirmed to have been injured following the crash. The extent of the injuries sustained and the name of the victim were not disclosed.
Meanwhile, the incident log mentioned that the driver of the sedan was seen acting erratically, exiting the car and running to the guard rail.
Authorities are investigating the incident as a hit-and-run, and are gathering more information and evidence to locate the suspect.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Most traffic accidents which involve a motorist who flees the scene can be subjected to serious criminal charges, especially when a particular crash causes injuries to another person. Such circumstances are likely considered as “felony hit-and-run,” leaving the victim a legal right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault individual.
Drivers who are involved in car collisions are obliged to stop and provide assistance to the injured individuals and to cooperate with the authorities. In this case, the motorist took off and left at least one party wounded in the roadway. A victim of a hit-and-run incident will then have the right to pursue a claim seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you with your case. We will guide you every step of the way and fight for your legal rights. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced personal injury lawyer and let us get the justice you deserve.
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