3 Injured in Hit-and-Run Rollover
DATE OF COLLISION: Tuesday, June 5th
June 6, 2018– According to the Whittier Daily News, three people were injured following a hit-and-run collision last night at the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Santa Gertrudes Avenue.
At roughly 9:54 p.m., authorities responded to the scene of a 2-car crash where a vehicle was hit from the rear causing it to overturn coming to rest of its roof.
All three occupants inside who have not been identified suffered moderate injuries and were hospitalized, according to the Whittier Daily News.
Meanwhile, the driver who struck the vehicle from behind drove a short distance before parking the vehicle and taking off on foot fleeing the scene.
The passenger of the vehicle remained inside and was not arrested by Whittier police.
Jaime Ruvalcaba, 22, Arrested
Authorities were eventually able to locate the suspect identified as Jaime Ruvalcaba, 22, of Los Angeles. He has since been arrested and remains jailed on $50,000 bail.
Whittier Hit-and-Run Injury Crash Attorney
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.
Following this collision, the three injured victims will be entitled to a personal injury lawsuit against the suspect, Jaime Ruvalcaba, 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 Whittier and Los Angeles 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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