Friday, May 14, 2010

Suspected Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested after Injuring Two Pedestrians

Hit-and-run accidents often involve drivers who are not courageous enough to face the consequences of their actions. What these people fail to realize is that running away from the accident scene will only worsen their offense and punishment.

A suspected hit-and-run driver was arrested by authorities after he allegedly struck and injured two female pedestrians who were crossing the street near downtown Los Angeles and fled the scene.

According to reports, a SUV driven by Mynor Antonio Rodriguez, 44, from Los Angeles, struck the pedestrians along West 3rd Street at Boylston Street.

Police said one of the victims sustained a fractured leg while the other one suffered from a broken kneecap.

The driver reportedly admitted his guilt and claimed that he took off due to concerns regarding his immigration status.

Rodriguez was booked on the suspicion of felony hit-and-run and is being held on a $50,000 bail.

Reports said he can spend about five years in jail if proven guilty of the offense.

Authorities are still looking for possible witnesses.