San Bernardino: Woman Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident
Posted on Oct 22, 2013
At about 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, a woman who police indicate is probably in her 30s was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in San Bernardino, reported The Press-Enterprise. The woman entered a crosswalk at the intersection of 13th Street and E Street on a green light. Before she made it to the sidewalk on the other side, the signal changed to red and a northbound dark-colored Acura hit her. She sustained head trauma and fractures to the face, arm, and leg. The driver of the Acura fled the scene, abandoning the vehicle several blocks away. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident or the driver, are asked to call Detective Kevin Jeffery at 909-384-5664.
The city of San Bernardino accounted for 3 of the 33 fatalities and 65 of the 409 injuries pedestrians suffered in traffic accidents that occurred in the county in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked San Bernardino 25th out of 53 cities of a similar size for its incidence of pedestrian accidents and 10th for hit-and-run accidents; 1st place is the worst possible ranking.
Under California law, when a motorist’s negligence results in an accident that harms others, the victims may hold the motorist liable through the civil justice system. In the case of a hit-and-run, such recourse may not be available to the victims until the negligent driver is apprehended. To learn more about the rights of the victims of hit-and-run pedestrian accidents, please call 866-981-5596.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the woman who was seriously injured.