Thursday, August 11, 2011

Father and Daughter Detained for Felony Hit-and-Run Violations

To what extent does a father need to protect his daughter? Is it even after a fatal accident?

This scenario dawns on the father of a 23-year-old driver who struck a bicyclist in Canoga Park.

According to reports, Los Angeles police officers arrested Dominique Rush and her father on Tuesday after tracing their involvement in a fatal crash that killed a senior high school cyclist on April 20.

Police officers detained the father and daughter in Van Nuys Police Station after four months of investigation. Dominique's bail is set at $100,000 while Rush's bail is set at $20,000, reports said.

Reports said the teen cyclist, German Alex Romero, was traveling with his friend on northbound De Soto Avenue when the car struck and left him at the scene on June. Romero sustained fatal injuries while his friend was unhurt in the accident. Steven allegedly helped her daughter conceal the crime.

Residents near Canoga Park and Valley Traffic Detectives helped the police officers track the whereabouts of the car driver.

However, after concealing his daughter’s crime, he reaped more legal troubles for both of them. The police officers charged Dominique with felony hit-and-run and Gross Vehicular Manslaughter. Steven also faces legal charges for helping her daughter run away from authorities.

Felony hit-and-run carries more stringent penalties before the court. Should the car driver have chosen to stop and inform authorities about the crash, she could have given herself a chance to clarify the causes of events. If she had also presented her proof financial responsibility, she might not have faced imprisonment.

In California, motorists are required to alert emergency personnel on accident and cooperate with police officers on investigation. Failure to fulfill such responsibility carries legal consequences.

For more information on car accident lawsuit, you may consult with a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles. Your attorney will guide you throughout the process of litigation.
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