One unidentified pedestrian was seriously hurt after getting struck by a hit-and-run driver in Porterville on Tuesday afternoon, May 11.
The accident transpired at approximately 2:08 p.m. in the area of Olive Avenue and 2nd Street in Porterville.
The pedestrian was struck by a passing vehicle near the intersection for unclear reasons. The driver did not stop to render aid and fled the scene.
The unidentified pedestrian was left injured on the highway. The victim was treated by medical personnel for the unspecified injuries they sustained.
Information about the suspect’s identity and whereabouts is unavailable at the moment.
Local authorities are currently investigating the case. They are also actively pursuing the hit-and-run driver.
Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Being injured by another driver in a car accident is never easy, but if the other motorist doesn’t even bother to stop, accept responsibility, and provide aid, it makes the situation that much more difficult.
Unfortunately, around one in five pedestrian accidents are caused by hit-and-run drivers. Sixty percent of people killed in hit-and-run accidents are pedestrians. Common reasons why hit-and-run drivers flee the scene are intoxication, driving without a license, and fear of getting arrested if they remain.
Pedestrians are completely defenseless and vulnerable in the event of someone else’s negligence in the circumstances in which most pedestrian accidents occur. California has one of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths in the country. In 2018 alone, 893 pedestrians were killed, and more than 14,000 were injured.
Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accidents in Tulare County
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The victims will be entitled to seek financial compensation for the medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering that the accident has caused them through the personal injury claim.
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