Anaheim: Hit-and-Run Drivers Claim the Lives of Two Men
Posted on Dec 18, 2012
Hit-and-run drivers claimed the lives of two men in Anaheim within the last 24 hours. Shortly before 10:30 last night, a vehicle struck one of the men in a crosswalk at the southbound Imperial Highway on-ramp to the westbound 91 Freeway. He was declared dead at the scene. Then, at around 5:25 a.m. this morning, the body of the other man was found in the intersection of Anaheim Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue. Authorities are investigating the fatal accidents.
“Fleeing the scene of an accident is a violation of California traffic safety laws,” explained an Orange County injury lawyer, “and hit-and-run drivers face fines and imprisonment, as well as civil actions from the victims.”
California Vehicle Code Section 20001 indicates that a driver who flees the scene of a fatal accident shall be punished by 2-4 years in state prison or not less than 90 days nor more than one year in a county jail; or by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000; or by both imprisonment and a fine.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the two men who lost their lives last night and early this morning.
The Orange County Register originally reported these Anaheim hit-and-runs.
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