Los Angeles: Driver Fled Scene of Hit-and-Run Accident on City Bus
Posted on Mar 06, 2011
At around 5:30 this morning, a Hyundai and a Prius collided near the intersection of 7th Street and Alvarado Street in downtown Los Angeles. Police suspect one of the drivers had run a red light. The driver of the Hyundai fled the scene of the crash on a city bus. The occupants of the Prius were transported to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for their injuries. Authorities impounded the Hyundai and are investigating the hit-and-run accident, explains a California personal injury lawyer.
In 2008, the most recent year for which the California Highway Patrol has released accident statistics, 247 people were killed and 22,091 injured in hit-and-run accidents. Rear-end collisions accounted for 35 of the fatalities and 7,841 of the injuries. The majority of the accidents involved vehicles and pedestrians, accounting for 122 fatalities and 2,366 injuries.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the occupants of the Prius who were injured in the hit-and-run accident this morning a full recovery.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this hit-and-run accident.
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