Man Critically Injured in Norwalk Hit-and-Run Near Imperial Highway and Fairfield Avenue
NORWALK (August 10, 2018) – A pedestrian with his bicycle was critically injured after an alleged hit-and-run accident along Imperial Highway early Friday, according to Whittier Daily News.
The collision was reported at around 2 a.m. near Imperial Highway and Fairfield Avenue.
As per the article, sheriff’s department said a man in his late 20s was walking his bicycle in the middle of Imperial Highway when he was struck by a vehicle.
Hit-and-Run Suspect ID’d as Nicola Kerr, 41
The man was found lying in the roadway with life-threatening injuries. He was immediately transported to the hospital for treatment. His name and condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, deputies affirmed that the driver involved did not stop to render assistance and fled the scene. The suspect car was described as a gray or brown colored SUV.
The motorist, 41-year-old Nicola Kerr, was later arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run with injury after officials determine that the Long Beach resident allegedly ordered parts for the SUV.
We extend our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the man and his family and friends during such a difficult time. We wish him a swift and full recovery.
Los Angeles County Personal Injury Lawyer
Most traffic accidents which involve a party who flees the scene can be subjected to serious criminal charges, especially when a particular crash causes serious injuries to another person. Such circumstances are likely considered as “felony hit-and-run,” leaving the victim a legal right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the suspect.
Drivers who are involved in car collisions are obliged to stop and provide assistance to the injured individuals and to cooperate with the authorities. In this case, Nicola Kerr took off and left the pedestrian wounded in the roadway. The family members of the man will have the right to pursue a claim seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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