Pedestrian Injured in Alleged Hit-and-Run Accident on Otterbein Avenue
ROWLAND HEIGHTS, Los Angeles County (July 24, 2018) – An elderly man was injured in an alleged hit-and-run accident on Otterbein Avenue Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol group.
At approximately 7:14 a.m., an elderly was seen walking in the 2000 block of Otterbein Avenue. For reasons still under investigation, the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and he fell down to the ground.
Primary reports indicated the elderly suffered injuries as a result of the collision. The identity of the victim, and his condition at this time remained unknown.
Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident in Los Angeles County’s Rowland Heights
Officials mentioned the motorist involved did not yield after hitting the pedestrian. The CHP is investigating the incident as a hit-and-run collision.
Los Angeles 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 apparent that the motorist involved who continued driving after hitting the elderly pedestrian will be held responsible for the tragic incident.
In this specific case, the victim may have the right to a personal injury claim. Hit-and-run victims are entitled to seek recompense for medical expenses, and pain and suffering. We hope the alleged hit-and-run driver will be located soon.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in a hit-and-run collision and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced Los Angeles County personal injury lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to help you take the right steps following a traumatic accident. Call Johnson Attorneys Group today for a free case consultation.