HB Police Arrest Driver Responsible For Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident
Posted on Mar 08, 2011
Huntington Beach police have arrested a man suspected of striking and seriously injuring a motorcyclist on Thursday, February 24th. The hit-and-run motorcycle accident occurred near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Slater Avenue. Authorities believe that Hill, 47, was driving the black Dodge Magnum that hit the 29-year-old motorcycle rider. He was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license, as well as an outstanding DUI warrant from a different case. Police continue to investigate the accident and have asked witnesses to call 714-536-5670, explains an Orange County injury attorney.
In 2009, motorcycles involved in fatal crashes had the highest proportion of collisions with fixed objects (25 percent), while large trucks had the lowest (3.7 percent), according to the most recent motorcycle accident statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. From 1992 to 2009, the occupant fatality and injury rate for all occupants, including motorcyclists, decreased by 26.8 percent and 40 percent, respectively. That year, motorcycle accidents claimed 4,462 lives and injured 90,000 people.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the motorcyclist injured in the hit-and-run accident in Huntington Beach a full recovery.
The Orange County Register was the source of this accident coverage.
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