Pedestrian Injured In Visalia Hit-And-Run Collision By The Intersection of Tulare Avenue and Mooney Boulevard
VISALIA, CALIFORNIA (March 14, 2023) – A pedestrian was injured in a Visalia hit-and-run car accident by the intersection of Tulare Avenue and Mooney Boulevard.
Tulare County officials are saying that the accident took place on Monday evening. A pedestrian was crossing the road when they were hit by a vehicle that fled the scene.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. They were taken to the hospital and expected to recover.
Police arrested a 28-year-old driver they believed was involved in the crash.
Liability For Visalia Car Accidents
According to the AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety, “There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds. The 2,049 fatalities that resulted from hit-and-run crashes in 2016 were the highest number ever recorded (NHTSA, 2017).” There are a number of factors commonly associated with hit-and-run car accidents.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
It is illegal to flee the scene of any collision that results in bodily injury or death. Any person that is injured due to the negligence of a hit-and-run driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Tulare County Car Accident
We at TorkLaw extend our best wishes to the person injured in this crash. It is our hope that they will be able to make a full recovery. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Visalia car accident? You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims get the support that they are entitled to. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of help we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.