Man Struck in Hit-and-Run
TAHOMA, EL DORADO COUNTY (July 19, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a pedestrian was injured after being struck by a hit-and-run motorist this afternoon on Emerald Bay Road (Highway 89) and Mountain Drive.
CHP officials were dispatched to the scene of the collision which transpired at precisely 1:11 p.m.
Authorities confirmed the motorist involved had been in a sports vehicle whose driver proceeded to flee the scene leaving the victim left behind.
The victim, a man, sustained injuries described as moderate as he was conscious and awake following the impact of the collision. He was eventually attended to by paramedics and treated on scene before being transported to a hospital.
At this time, the hit-and-run motorist has not been detained and remains at-large.
CHP authorities were present at the scene as of 1:45 p.m.
El Dorado Hit-and-Run Personal 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 be punished and given serious jail sentence on multiple charges once located and arrested.
The injured man will be entitled to a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Injured hit-and-run victims may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, 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 El Dorado 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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