Jose Correa, 26, Seriously Injured by Suspected Hit-and-Run Driver in Barstow
BARSTOW (November 27, 2017) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after an alleged hit-and-run accident on East Main Street early Monday morning, according to The Daily Press.
The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Jose A. Correa, of Ashland, Wisconsin.
As per the article, Barstow police said Correa attempted to cross the street from the south to the north side when he was struck by a vehicle. The collision was reported at about 2:13 a.m. in the 1600 block of East Main Street.
Correa was found lying in the westbound lanes of Main Street following the incident. He was airlifted to Antelope Valley Hospital with injuries considered as major.
His condition at this time was not disclosed.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the driver involved failed to stop and fled west after hitting the victim. The suspect’s car has been described as an older model Chevrolet Tahoe with apparent collision damage to the front and left side.
Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Detective Leo Griego at 760-256-2211 or the We-Tip hotline at 1-800-782-7463 or visit Wetip.com.
Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, it is evident that the motorist involved will be held fully responsible for causing the collision that led to the injuries of Mr. Jose Correa. Regardless of their reasons, leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the collision hurt another individual. We are hopeful that the suspect will soon be located and justice will then be served.
Mr. Correa will have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party, seeking 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 of an auto accident caused by the negligence and wrongdoing of another person, we encourage you to speak with our experienced personal injury lawyer at 800-235-6801 to assist you in proceeding on with your case. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and help you get the justice you deserve.
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