A person was injured in a two-vehicle hit-and-run collision in San Diego on Thursday morning, May 25, 2023.
The San Diego Police Department said the incident occurred on Ingraham Street around 2:00 a.m.
According to an eyewitness, a Subaru was heading northbound on Ingraham Street when a Lexus sedan struck the former from behind, causing the Subaru to crash into a pole.
The driver of the Lexus fled the scene, but the vehicle was later found in a Sea World San Diego parking lot. There was no sign of the driver or passenger.
Anyone with information about this fatal hit-and-run crash incident is encouraged to call the authorities.
Dedicated Hit-and-Run Accident Victim Lawyers in San Diego
The victims and their families of hit-and-run accidents in California may file an insurance claim or a lawsuit to recover damages. Contact a top-tier legal representative if you or a loved one were seriously injured or killed in a hit-and-run accident.
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What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident
Injuries caused by another driver are compensable regardless of whether they stop for you. Assisting law enforcement in identifying and apprehending the motorist will strengthen your compensation claim. Here are some guidelines on how to proceed:
- Collecting as much data as possible at an accident scene is essential. The license plate may or may not reveal information about the vehicle’s make, model, and color.
- Immediately report this to the authorities. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or the local police station where the report was filed will have a copy of the accident report available within a few days. You need to submit this evidence with your claim.
- Assemble all information you can find about potential witnesses. Quickly get their names and contact information.
- Find a doctor right now. Get medical attention if you’ve been hurt, even if you don’t think you need it.
- Private insurance providers must be informed. Do not settle with other insurance companies without first speaking with a lawyer about your rights after a hit-and-run.
Hit-and-Run Accident Statistics
The United States criminalizes causing an accident and leaving the scene without rendering aid or informing authorities. The act of causing an accident and leaving the scene is illegal and immoral.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 737,100 hit-and-run accidents occurred in the United States in 2020.
There is a hit-and-run in the United States every 43 seconds. In 2016, 2,049 people were killed in hit-and-run accidents, a record number.
In California, 3,556 people died in hit-and-run accidents between 2010 and 2019. Compared to other states, California has one of the highest rates of this type of accident.