Hit-and-run accidents can be some of the most difficult incidents to handle. Often, individuals who are injured are left without immediate help when the other driver leaves the scene, and even if other people are around, the driver may still initially get away. Of course, law enforcement officers work diligently to pursue hit-and-run drivers to bring them to justice, and injured parties may file personal injury claims after the drivers are apprehended.
Multiple people in California are undoubtedly hoping that authorities catch a hit-and-run driver after a recent accident. According to reports, the driver of a sedan struck three people just before 8 p.m. Reports conflicted as to whether two bicyclists and a pedestrian were hit or whether two pedestrians and one bicyclist were hit. Nonetheless, the driver left the scene after striking the people.
Authorities pursued the hit-and-run driver but were unable to catch up. The ages of the injured parties were not provided in the report, and the severity of their injuries was not disclosed. More information may be reported at a later time as investigators are continuing to assess the incident.
Hit-and-run accidents are harrowing for those involved, but often, authorities locate the drivers who cause such incidents. As California law enforcement agents work to locate this driver, the injured parties may want to look into their legal options. Being prepared may help them if they wish to pursue personal injury claims against the driver considered at fault after he or she is apprehended. Successful claims could result in their receiving monetary restitution for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other allowable damages.