Hit and Run Driver Kills Four, Injures Four Others in Pomona Freeway Accident
- Nov 14 2016
What should I do if I am injured by a hit and run driver?
A tragic accident on the 60 Freeway in Pomona recently killed four people and injured four others. Authorities are now searching for the driver that caused the crash and fled. The incident occurred when a new model white vehicle hit a Ford Explorer carrying eight individuals during the early morning hours. The force of the impact caused the vehicle to lose control and veer to the right. It flipped multiple times before bouncing down a dirt embankment and ejecting six of the passengers. Now, police are searching for the driver of the vehicle that caused this fatal accident.
Steps to Take If You are Injured in a Hit and Run
If a driver hits you and does not stop, contact the police immediately and try to remember some defining characteristics of the vehicle and the driver. Law enforcement officers will be immediately dispatched to the scene of the accident and will quickly begin a search for the at-large driver. Witness accounts and traffic cameras can all prove useful in identifying the fleeing driver.
Drivers flee the scene of a crash for various reasons, including a lack of insurance or intoxication. Sometimes hit and run drivers will turn themselves in when they see the media attention or realize what they have done. Other times, police officers will be able to identify the fleeing driver. If apprehended, the hit and run driver could face imprisonment and fines, as well as liability in a personal injury lawsuit for your injuries sustained in the accident.
Even if the hit and run driver cannot be located, you may still have options to obtain compensation for your accident-related losses. Many California drivers will carry uninsured motorist coverage that can reimburse them for expenses stemming from the accident.
If you have been injured by a hit and run driver in California, contact our Los Angeles motor vehicle accident lawyers as soon as possible. Our firm will evaluate your case for free and advise you as to your legal rights and necessary next steps. Call us today at (888) 806-6722 to schedule your consultation.
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