Police Seek Driver of Ford Pickup Truck Who Fled Hit-and-run Crash in Desert Center
DESERT CENTER, California (April 7, 2014) – Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver in a Ford pickup truck who reportedly struck and injured a man driving a golf cart at the intersection of Parkview and Lake Tamarisk drives, according to a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol.
About 11:46 a.m., CHP officers and paramedics responded to the crash after a 911 caller reported a man was lying in the roadway after being thrown from a golf car that was hit by a driver. Paramedics transported the man to a nearby hospital where he was suffering from moderate injuries.
There were no witnesses, but police found a Ford pickup truck hubcap at the scene of the hit-and-run crash.
“Drivers who injure someone in a hit-and-run crash may face felony charges,” said Attorney James Johnson. “People who are injured in a hit-and-run crash may be entitled to insurance coverage with their own provider if they obtained uninsured motorist protection. An attorney can assist with this type of claim.”
Riverside County Accident Statistics
According to the most recent statistics compiled by the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Report, there were a total of 186 deaths and 7,262 injuries reported from all traffic accidents in Riverside County in 2011.
Riverside Car Accident Attorney
Indeed, if you are hurt in a car accident it’s important to take immediate steps to obtain medical attention by competent doctors and specialists. Also, to ensure you are properly compensated, hire a local personal injury attorney to help you get the care you need without the hassle of fighting the insurance company to pay for it.
Studies have shown that people who are represented by an attorney, typically obtain 3.5 times more compensation than those who negotiate directly with an insurance adjuster.
Find out more about pursing a legal claim by contacting Johnson Attorneys Group at 1-951-710-9600 or (800) 216-3668.
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