San Clemente: Man Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident
Posted on Mar 27, 2014
Shortly before midnight on Friday, March 21, 2014, a man was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in San Clemente, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The man was crossing the street at the intersection of East Avenida Pico and Calle Frontera when a gold 2000-2006 GMC Yukon or Chevrolet Tahoe struck him. The driver fled west on East Avenida Pico toward Interstate 5 without stopping to help the man. Authorities are searching for the vehicle, which may have damage to its right front fender and be missing its passenger side-view mirror and antenna. Witnesses, or anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of the vehicle or driver, are asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Bureau at 949-425-1886. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.
San Clemente accounted for 1 of the 39 fatalities and 9 of the 828 injuries pedestrians suffered in traffic accidents that occurred in Orange County in 2011, according to the California Highway Patrol’s most current accident statistics. Hit-and-run was a factor in 9 of the collisions that resulted in injury or death in San Clemente and 935 of the accidents in Orange County that year. Statewide, pedestrian fatalities increased 3.9 percent, from 601 in 2010 to 625 in 2011.
Apprehending the driver responsible for a hit-and-run accident resulting in injury can be crucial to the victim’s ability to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost income, and other recovery-related expenses through the civil claims process. To learn more, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the man who was injured in this accident. We hope that authorities catch the driver as soon as possible.