Woman, 19, Injured in San Jose Hit-and-Run at Capitol and McKee
SAN JOSE (June 13, 2018) – A pedestrian was hospitalized after an alleged hit-and-run accident in the area of North Capitol Avenue and McKee Road early Wednesday, according to The Mercury News.
The collision was reported at about 2:18 a.m.
As per the article, San Jose police said a 19-year-old woman was walking at the intersection of North Capitol Avenue and McKee Road when she was struck by a vehicle. The driver involved was reportedly going north on Capitol when they hit the victim.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in San Jose, June 13
The woman was left with unspecified injuries as the motorist did not stop to render aid and fled the scene.
Police affirmed that the pedestrian was transported to a hospital, where she listed in stable condition. Her name was not disclosed.
Meanwhile, the suspect car was described as a 1990s SUV, possibly a Chevy Suburban. The male occupant of the SUV has not been yet found.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Most traffic accidents which involve a motorist 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, the motorist took off and left the pedestrian wounded in the roadway. The young woman has likely a right to pursue 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 another individual, 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.