Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Universal City Hit-and-Run Accident
UNIVERSAL CITY (August 7, 2018) – A sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized after an alleged hit-and-run crash at Universal CityWalk late Friday evening, according to ABC 7 News and NBC Los Angeles.
The accident was reported on August 3 shortly before midnight near the Buca di Beppo restaurant at Universal CityWalk.
As per the reports, officials said a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was on bicycle patrol when she was struck by a black colored vehicle.
Deputy Riding Bike Hit by Car in Universal City, Friday
Paramedics responded to the scene and found the female deputy with unspecified injuries sustained from the collision. She was then taken to a hospital where she was listed in stable condition.
The name of the deputy was not immediately released. Meanwhile, the driver involved did not stop to render aid and fled after hitting the deputy.
Authorities are still gathering more information and evidence to locate the hit-and-run suspect.
Los Angeles County 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 serious 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 suspect.
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 the deputy wounded in the roadway. The county sheriff’s deputy has likely a 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 a victim in an auto accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, 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 aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced Los Angeles County personal injury lawyer and let us obtain the justice you deserve.
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