Woman Injured In Chula Vista Hit-And-Run Car Accident By The Intersection of F Street and Garrett Avenue
CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA (January 24, 2022) – A woman was seriously injured in a Chula Vista hit-and-run car accident by the intersection of F Street and Garrett Avenue.
San Diego County officials are saying that the collision took place on Wednesday. A woman was walking when she was hit by a car.
The force of the impact knocked her down leaving her with serious injuries. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.
She was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. Police are still searching for the driver that fled the scene.
Liability For Chula Vista Hit-And-Run Collisions
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in hit-and-run collisions every year. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “In 2016, there were 1,980 fatal hit-and-run crashes resulting in 2,049 fatalities. This is the highest annual number of hit-and-run fatalities or crashes recorded since NHTSA began compiling statistics on fatal motor vehicle crashes in 1975.” There are a number of steps that should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.
- Fragments of the fleeing vehicle should be sought.
- Surveillance footage should be reviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
Any person that is injured due to the negligent actions 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 pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A California Hit-And-Run Collision
We at TorkLaw extend our best wishes to the woman injured in this Chula Vista collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. The driver responsible for this crash should do the right thing and turn themselves in. It is never too late to do the right thing.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligent actions of another driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of help after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.