Avian Law Group reports on a tragic hit-and-run pedestrian accident that occurred in Crestline, California on May 12th. According to Mountain News, a 13-year-old girl was injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on Knapps Cutoff.
The incident took place around 4:14 pm when the young girl exited a bus and was walking home. The driver, who fled the scene, was apprehended and now faces hit-and-run and DUI charges.
Hit-and-run accidents are unfortunately not uncommon in California, with many drivers choosing to flee the scene for various reasons, including fear of being held responsible for the accident or being under the influence.
Victims of hit-and-run accidents can often struggle to get the compensation they deserve without the help of a skilled personal injury attorney. Liability and claims for hit-and-run accidents can be difficult to navigate, but a legal professional can help gather evidence, determine who is liable, and negotiate with insurance companies to ensure victims receive the compensation they need to cover medical expenses, loss of income, and other damages.
Avian Law Group encourages everyone to stay vigilant when walking or driving on the roads, especially in areas with high pedestrian traffic. Always obey traffic laws and keep your attention on the road. If you or a loved one is involved in a hit-and-run accident, seek medical attention immediately, contact the police, and consult with a personal injury lawyer to explore your legal options.