[11-06-2023] San Diego County, CA – 39-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed Following Hit-And-Run Crash on Interstate 805 Near Sorrento Valley

[11-06-2023] 39-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed Following Hit-And-Run Crash on Interstate 805 Near Sorrento ValleyA 39-year-old motorcyclist was killed after a hit-and-run vehicle crash near Sorrento Valley in San Diego on Monday night, November 6, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred around 8:58 p.m. on Interstate 805 southbound, south of Interstate 5.

Reports say the man on a black Harley-Davidson motorcycle was struck by a red Honda Crosstour. The rider was ejected from the motorcycle and was hit by another vehicle that shortly fled the scene.

The victim was found dead on the scene. Other individuals were not reported to have sustained any injuries. The 84-year-old Honda driver remained at the scene, and alcohol was not found to have been a factor in the crash.

Currently, no further information is available regarding the fleeing vehicle or the identity of the victim. Anyone with information is urged to contact the authorities.

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Top 5 Things To Do After a Hit-and-Run Crash

If you are involved in a crash with a driver who flees the scene, you can take particular steps to protect your ability to recover a settlement. The steps you choose can help authorities catch the driver, and they can help establish your claim for damages. Those actions consist of:

  1. Collect as much information as possible while at the scene of the accident. You must get the car’s license plate number and the vehicle’s make, model, and color, depending on your condition. If you cannot, you need to at least attempt to snap a few photos of the car using your cell phone.
  2. Call the police as soon as possible. The quicker you report the accident to authorities, the faster they can act to arrest the driver. Also, when you call the police, you develop a record of the accident. Within a few days, you can order a collision report from the police station that took it or through the California DMV. This record will assist you later when you submit a claim.
  3. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses. You need to remember that individuals who witness an accident may stay to check on your condition, but after the cops and ambulance show up, they may quickly leave. You should get their names and phone numbers as soon as possible. Witnesses could play a crucial role. For example, a witness might verify that another vehicle collided with your car.
  4. Get immediate medical attention. You need to see a doctor as soon as possible for your well-being and get examined for injuries. Furthermore, if you see a doctor, it produces a record of your injuries. You must stick to your medical professional’s treatment plan as you improve.
  5. Report the crash to your own insurance company. While you ought to do this as fast as possible, you must stick with the facts. You do not have to admit or designate any fault. You should not give a recorded statement or accept a settlement agreement until you have talked to a California hit-and-run attorney about your case.


Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident Statistics

The United States has a specific law prohibiting leaving the scene of an accident without providing first aid and contacting the authorities immediately after the accident if any injuries have been sustained.

Between 2010 and 2019, 3,056 fatal hit-and-run accidents in California resulted in 2,948 deaths. As a result of the high number of automobile accidents in California, the state is known to have a high death rate.

According to the 2020 OTS ranking of the California Office of Traffic and Safety, San Diego had 461 hit-and-run fatalities and injuries and 353 motorcycle accident cases. With an average population of 1,371,832 in the same year, 4,094 were victims of different accidents.

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