Stanton: Man Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run with Truck
Posted on May 08, 2014
On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, a pickup truck struck and seriously injured a 24-year-old man in Stanton and then fled the scene. The accident occurred near the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Beach Boulevard and left the victim with burns and abrasions to over 20 percent of his body and a severe laceration to his head. He remains hospitalized in the burn unit. The driver’s vehicle is described as a bright, teal metallic 1993-1996 GMC single cab pickup truck with a sticker on the left side of the rear cab window. The truck should have front-end damage. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the truck or the driver is asked to call Orange County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Bureau Investigators at 949-425-1864.
Motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 144 people in Stanton in 2011, according to the most current crash data available from the California Office of Traffic Safety. Nine of the victims were pedestrians. Hit-and-run was a factor in 16 of the accidents that resulted in injury or death that year, with the OTS ranking Stanton 7th out of 94 similarly sized cities for its incidence of hit-and-run accidents in a ranking system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
After a hit-and-run accident, apprehending the driver can prove crucial not only to the victim’s ability to obtain justice but also to seek compensation for the expenses related to his or her recovery. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the man who was injured in this hit-and-run accident.