One Person Injured In Hit-And-Run Truck Accident In Agoura Hills On The 101 Ventura Freeway
AGOURA HILLS, CALIFORNIA (April 15, 2019) – The driver of a red semi-truck reportedly fled the scene of an accident on the 101 Ventura Freeway.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 11:34 a.m. and involved a green Mini-Cooper and a black PT Cruiser. One person involved in the crash sustained a major head injury and had to be taken to the hospital.
Police are saying that the driver of the semi-truck involved in the accident fled the scene. CHP officials are asking anyone that may have seen the accident to come forward.
Liability In Hit-And-Run Accidents
Truck drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and take steps to avoid accidents. According to California Vehicle Code 20001, “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident and shall fulfill the requirements of Sections 20003 and 20004.” A number of truck drivers are involved in accidents and may not realize it. This may occur if they were not paying attention.
Any person that is injured in a truck accident may have the ability to file a personal injury claim to recover damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Most trucks are required to carry at least $500,000 in liability insurance. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. An attorney can make sure that your rights are being protected.
Getting Help After A Hit-And-Run Accident
If you or someone that you love has been involved in a truck accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We can take steps to help ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.