Santa Ana: Reward Offered for Hit-and-Run Driver
Posted on Dec 06, 2012
Orange County Crime Stoppers, a non-profit organization working in partnership with the community, the media, and law enforcement to reduce and prevent crime, is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information concerning the whereabouts of a hit-and-run driver who injured a 7-year-old girl on Tuesday, December 4, in Santa Ana. A dark colored SUV struck the girl when she entered the street in the 400 block of South Birch Street, dragging her for approximately 15 yards. She sustained trauma to her head and body and, as of Wednesday, was in stable condition. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident or driver, are asked to contact OC Crime Stoppers at 855-847-6227 or online.
“A hit-and-run accident can prove devastating for the victim,” explained an Orange County injury lawyer, “as the victim is left with the burden of paying for an expensive, and oftentimes painful, recovery.”
Santa Ana accounted for 6 of the 32 fatalities and 145 of the 809 injuries suffered by pedestrians in accidents that occurred throughout Orange County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Hit-and-run was a factor in 147 of the accidents that resulted in the death of a pedestrian and 19,009 of those that caused injury in the state.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the girl who was struck and injured last Tuesday night.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Santa Ana accident.
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