James E. Ballidis
Last Thursday, the driver of a 1994 Mercedes Benz S500 hit an elderly man near the intersection of Cordova Street and Chester Avenue in Pasadena. After pulling the man out from under his car, the driver fled the scene of the pedestrian accident. The pedestrian accident victim was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, with trauma to his head, broken ribs, and other serious injuries.
Pasadena Police suspect that Lucio Morales is responsible for the hit-and-run accident. He is a recent immigrant to the United States, although investigators do not know from where. Police described Morales as Latino, 5-foot-8, and 160 pounds. He also goes by the name of “Martin Beltran.” Witnesses to the accident, or those with information on the suspect, are urged to call the Pasadena Police Department.
The California pedestrian accident lawyers at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the accident victim a full recovery. He will be in their thoughts and prayers.
Unfortunately, hit-and-run pedestrian and bicyclist accidents are a frequent occurrence in the United States. Approximately every 2 hours a pedestrian sustains fatal injuries in a traffic accident involving a motor vehicle and another is injured every 9 minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Drivers are often distracted, failing to notice pedestrians and bicyclists at intersections; it is, therefore, important to ride and walk defensively. Making eye contact with drivers before entering intersections is an effective way to ensure that they intend on stopping.
Additional information on pedestrian rights and accidents is available free of charge to the public. To request an article or book, or to speak with a California pedestrian accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.
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