Huntington Beach: Hit-and-Run Driver Struck, Seriously Injured Pedestrian
Posted on May 26, 2011
At around ten o’clock last night, a hit-and-run driver struck and seriously injured a pedestrian at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Chrysler Drive in Huntington Beach. The pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Shortly after the collision, police found the driver not too far from the accident scene and arrested him, according to an Orange County car accident attorney.
Huntington Beach accounted for 77 of the 1,299 fatal and injury pedestrian accidents that occurred in Orange County in 2009, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current statistics. In a recent report by Transportation for America, a Washington D.C.-based coalition working on transportation reform, Southern California ranked 27th in the nation as the most dangerous place to walk. From 2000 to 2009, Orange County accounted for 454 of the 6,957 pedestrian fatalities suffered in the state—which was found to be the 16th most dangerous in the nation.
The Orange County Register originally reported this accident.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the pedestrian who was seriously injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Huntington Beach last night.
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