Passenger Badly Injured in Hit-and-Run Car Crash at Sycamore and Balsam Intersection
HESPERIA (June 5, 2018) – On May 25, Friday, a hit-and-run collision occurred in the area of Sycamore Street and Balsam Avenue.
According to Victor Valley News, the suspect remained at-large until recently. 35-year-old Jorge Galvan was arrested on Monday in relation to the hit-and-run crash.
As per the article, the accident happened when Galvan collided into a tractor-trailer that was attempting to reverse into a lot in the 15100 block of Sycamore Street. Investigators determined Galvan was driving his white 1974 Chevy pickup at a high rate of speed prior to the wreck.
Hit-and-Run Car Accident in Hesperia, May 25
Primary reports indicated the impact caused the passenger to become partially ejected from the Chevy. The unidentified passenger remained pinned and critically injured, while Galvan managed to flee from the crash site.
First responders immediately rendered aid to the victim found at the scene. The man was reportedly flown to a trauma center and officials have not released any updates on his condition and identity.
Meanwhile, Galvan has now been taken into custody and booked for his outstanding arrest warrants in Fontana, authorities said. He was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run causing injury and resisting a peace officer and booked into the West Valley Detention Center.
Further investigation on the case is ongoing.
San Bernardino County Personal Injury Lawyer
Motorists are obliged to remain at the scene after being involved in a collision. A driver who flees the area without rendering assistance or leaving a contact information can be subjected to felony hit-and-run charges. Based on this news report, it is evident that Mr. Jorge Galvan will be responsible for the accident that left one person seriously injured.
In this specific case, the victim and his family may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault person. Victims in hit-and-run accidents are entitled to seek recompense for damages incurred in the crash which includes hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you, your loved one, have been a victim in hit-and-run collision and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced San Bernardino County personal injury lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with a free case consultation.
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