Motorcyclist Taken to Hospital Following HIt-and-Run
LAKESIDE (November 2, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a hit-and-run motorcycle collision was reported this morning on southbound Highway 67 just before Riverford Road.
CHP officials responded to the crash which occurred at roughly 10:00 a.m.
At least one witness was able to provide information on the motorist who fled the scene on foot described as a white male with a baseball hat on. He was last seen running toward the brush off the side of the road, according to the dispatch report.
Meanwhile, the motorcyclist appeared to have sustained major injuries. It was unclear whether air support was contacted to assist in locating the suspect or to land at the scene and transport the victim to a hospital.
No further details have been released at the search for the suspect is still ongoing.
San Diego County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Drivers who flee the scene of a collision are not only criminals under California law, but they are cowards and are often times driving under the influence when they flee the scene of a collision. Based on this news report, the hit-and-run driver and suspect will face multiple charges once located and arrested.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the motorcyclist may be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party pending the investigation results. Personal injury victims have the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, lost future income and loss future income due to work absence from injury.
If you or a family member is looking for legal counsel following a traffic accident, contact our law firm today for guidance at 855-703-4186.
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