Long Beach Man Badly Hurt in Hit-and-Run
SIGNAL HILL (January 11, 2019)- According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram, a pedestrian was suffered grave injuries after being struck by a vehicle just after midnight at the crossroads of Pacific Coast Highway and Freeman Street.
Signal Hill police officials responded to the scene after a man identified as a 49-year-old Long Beach resident was struck by an alleged Ford Windstar minivan.
The victim sustained grave injuries and was rushed to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, where he currently remains in critical condition.
Hit-and-Run Vehicle and Suspect Found
Meanwhile, Long Beach authorities were able to locate the hit-and-run vehicle just a few blocks down the road on Hile Avenue and were then able to find the suspect who was apprehended and taken to jail for felony hit-and-run charges.
At this time, the suspect is only being described as a Long Beach man in his 20s.
Drugs nor alcohol are believed to have been actors in this incident as the investigation is currently ongoing.
Long Beac Hit-and-Run Injury 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.
The injured man will be subject to a personal injury lawsuit against the suspect who took off from the scene. Injured hit-and-run victims may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, lost future income due to work absence, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a hit-and-run collision, contact our experienced Long Beach hit-and-run injury lawyers as we are here to help you and your family following a life-changing incident. We can be reached at 855-703-4186.
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