Jaime Zuniga America Canyon: Jaime Rodriguez Zuniga Critically Injured In American Canyon Hit-And-Run Car Accident While Crossing Highway 29
AMERICAN CANYON, CALIFORNIA (July 27, 2019) – A 55-year-old identified as Jaime Rodriguez Zuniga was seriously injured in a hit-and-run car accident while attempting to cross Highway 29.
California Highway Patrol are saying that a teenage driver ran a red light and hit Jaime Rodriguez Zuniga around 50 mph. Paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene.
Jaime Rodriguez Zuniga had to be airlifted to the UC Davis Medical Center with major injuries including a broken leg, arm and pelvis. The driver proceeded to take off after the accident.
But she later turned herself in to police. An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Hit-And-Run Car Accidents
All drivers have a legal responsibility to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians that are in lawfully marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.” Drivers that hit a pedestrian are supposed to remain at the scene.
It is a felony to flee the scene of an accident that causes bodily injury. 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 hit-and-run driver may face civil as well as criminal liability.
Any person that is injured due to the negligence of another driver will typically be able to seek justice through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover a victim’s lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Many victim’s will need medical care for years to come following a collision. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are .
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Jaime Rodriguez Zuniga as he continues to recover. Any person that may have seen the accident should come forward and speak with police for the sake of all of those involved. It is our sincere hope that there is some accountability for what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a pedestrian accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get all of the medical and financial support that they need. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You are always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.