Jennifer Jenson, 58, Seriously Injured in Montecito Hit-and-Run Crash
MONTECITO (September 4, 2018) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after an alleged hit-and-run crash in the area of Butterfly Lane and Channel Drive Tuesday afternoon, according to Ventura County Star and Noozhawk.
The victim, 58-year-old Jennifer Jan Jenson, was hurt after the accident which occurred at about 4:04 p.m. near the intersection.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said Jenson was walking with her two friends along the west roadway edge when she was struck by a Chevrolet Impala.
Pursuit Ends in Crash in Montecito, September 4
Ventura police were in pursuit of the Impala which was allegedly driving recklessly northbound along Highway 101 at the time. As the Chevrolet exited the freeway in Montecito, the car drove west on Channel Drive and then turned right onto Butterfly Lane where it struck Jenson.
CHP affirmed that Jenson was rushed to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with a broken arm and internal injuries. The Conover, North Carolina resident was listed in serious but stable condition.
Meanwhile, the Chevrolet then slammed into wall on the opposite side of the roadway after hitting Jenson. The driver fled on foot, but the two passengers were detained and taken into custody with a bail set at $50,000 each.
They were identified as 25-year-old Diamonte Markel Hickerson, of Newport Minnesota, and 26-year-old Justyn Desean Sanders, of Maplewood Minnesota. Hickerson had drugs and marijuana in his possession when he was arrested.
The hit-and-run motorist was described as a black male in his 30s, approximately 5-foot-9, wearing a white shirt and shorts. A discarded handgun was reported found near the scene. The investigation is ongoing.
Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case. it is evident that the occupants of the Chevrolet Impala will be held fully responsible for causing the incident that led to the major injuries of the pedestrian involved. Aside from seriously injuring an innocent individual, the suspects are also accused of reckless driving, evading police and leaving the scene of the crash.
Ms. Jennifer Jenson will have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault parties. Victims of hit-and-run collisions are entitled to 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 other people, 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 personal injury lawyer and let us obtain the justice you deserve.
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