[12-08-2022] Humboldt County, CA – Driver Sought After Hit-And-Run Crash in Broadway

[12-08-2022] Driver Sought After Hit-And-Run Crash in BroadwayA search is underway for the driver who fled a hit-and-run crash that injured one in Humboldt County on Thursday afternoon, December 8, 2022.

According to reports, the crash occurred around 2:45 p.m. on the northbound lanes of Broadway.

Authorities received an initial call about a collision involving three vehicles. However, they discovered that one driver fled the scene on foot while on site.

The fleeing driver has been described as a white female with dark hair driving along Broadway.

One person involved in the crash was taken to the hospital after complaining of chest pains.

Authorities are still looking into the collision.

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Hit-And-Run Crash Statistics

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 680,000 Americans are wounded or killed annually in hit-and-run accidents.

In recent years, the number of fatal hit-and-run accidents has climbed. These incidents resulted in 24% of all pedestrian fatalities in 2020.

According to recent data, California ranks highest for pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries in comparison to other states. In California, over 893 pedestrians were killed, and nearly 14,000 were injured in 2012.

When one vehicle collides with another, the driver flees the scene without staying to help. Aside from the anguish and suffering and the social and economic implications of injury accidents, hit-and-run incidents can exacerbate results because victims are frequently delayed or do not obtain medical attention.

Vehicles that do not yield to pedestrians or brake suddenly are more likely to kill or injure pedestrians.

It is recommended that pedestrians walk on sidewalks whenever possible, avoid using drugs and alcohol, and be careful crossing parking lots and driveways.

Hit-And-Run Accident Lawyers in Humboldt County

Even if the negligent driver is never discovered after a hit-and-run accident, you should consult an experienced lawyer.

You can discuss any concern with your attorney, especially if you are unfamiliar with the legal system. You can rely on them to manage your insurance paperwork, verify its authenticity, and advocate for your best interests. Acquiring legal representation can help you reach a successful settlement.

Our Humboldt County hit-and-run accident lawyers have a track record of successfully defending injured clients in court. We have already helped clients from around the state recover more than $400 million in compensation.

You can reach us at (888) 488-1391 and receive a free consultation, or visit our website and fill out the “Do I Have A Case?” form.

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