Boy, 9, Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run at Sunshine Avenue and Main Street
EL CAJON (October 5, 2018) – The alleged hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a young bicyclist at Sunshine Avenue and Main Street Thursday has been arrested, according to San Diego Union-Tribune and FOX 5.
The suspect, 25-year-old Courtney Webber, was found hiding under a bed at her home in Lakeside.
As per the reports, police said Webber was driving a blue Honda Fit east when she ran a red light at the intersection of West Main Street and Sunshine Avenue.
Webber then drove directly into the path of a 9-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle north on Sunshine Avenue on a green light at around 7:30 a.m.
Child on Bicycle Hit by Car in El Cajon, Oct 4
Police affirmed that the child was left unconscious with major injuries, including a significant head trauma following the crash. He was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
The victim who described as a Johnson Avenue Elementary School student.
Meanwhile, Webber did not stop to render aid and fled the scene. She was later located, taken into custody and ultimately booked into the Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee on suspicion of felony hit-and-run with a bail set at $55,000.
San Diego County Personal Injury Lawyer
It is evident that Ms. Courtney Webber will be held responsible for causing the traffic incident that led to the major injuries of the young bicyclist involved. Leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the collision seriously hurt another individual.
In this case, the family of the boy will be entitled to a personal injury claim seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If your loved one has been hurt in a hit-and-run collision, contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186 to help you with your case.
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