Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tijuana Man Dies of Hit and Run Injuries

Leaving the scene of the accident is penalized especially if you are the driver at fault. Leaving the accident scene leads to a case of hit and run.

In San Diego, a 65 year-old man and his passenger were left to endure their injuries while the man responsible for it ran off.

The victims pulled over to clean their 1988 Chevrolet truck’s windshield near the top of the 28th Street ramp to eastbound SR-94. A man driving 1989 Nissan Sentra hit the truck’s rear end and then hit the victims.

The Nissan Sentra driver pulled in front of the truck and got out of the car just to tell the victims to put the flashers on then ran away in the direction of the 28th Street ramp.

The impact of the crash severed the 65 year-old man’s left leg and almost detached his left leg. He was taken to the hospital but died eventually. The passenger sustained minor cuts to his knees.

The culprit who was facing charges of felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter remained at-large. Police efforts to locate his whereabouts were futile. Authorities impounded the Nissan as evidence.

In several cases of hit and run, drivers speed off with the knowledge that someone got hurt. In this case, not only he had the knowledge that people are hurt but he saw what really transpired and how they were in bad need of medical help.

Moreover, the authorities could bank on the impounded Nissan. They can check under whose name it was registered and start their search from there.

For the victims loved ones, they can only wait for the arrest of the driver. Upon arrest, they can file a wrongful death case and/or damage suit against him. A personal injury lawyer may be asked to pursue the case in their behalf.