Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Near First Avenue and 5 Freeway
SAN DIEGO (September 5, 2018) – An elderly man was arrested after an alleged DUI hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a pedestrian near First Avenue and the 5 Freeway Tuesday, according to FOX 5.
The suspect has been identified as 74-year-old Daniel Murillo Velasquez, of Carlsbad.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Velasquez was driving a Lexus sedan near 1st Avenue and the on-ramp to northbound 5 Freeway when he struck a female pedestrian walking in the area.
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The collision took place shortly after 8:45 p.m. in the Bankers Hill neighborhood.
The woman was left with extensive and potentially life-threatening trauma after she was hit by the car. The victim, whose name and condition were not disclosed, was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that Velasquez did not stop to render aid and fled the scene. The elderly driver was later found and arrested at his home around 11:20 p.m. on suspicion of drunken driving and the hit-and-run crash.
San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the news report, it is evident that Mr. Daniel Velasquez will be held fully liable for causing the tragic incident that led to the injuries of the innocent female pedestrian involved. The suspect is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol at the time, which has corresponding criminal penalties as it is considered as a serious crime throughout the state.
Aside from DUI, the elderly driver also fled the scene and left the victim severely injured after hitting her. In such cases where negligence and wrongdoing are clearly factors, the woman will have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault individual. The claim will include a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs and lost wages.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim of an auto accident caused by someone’s negligence and wrongdoing, we encourage you to speak with our San Diego personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Call us for a free case consultation.
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