Daniel Hernandez Lake Elsinore: Daniel Hernandez Killed In Lake Elsinore Car Accident While Riding Skateboard On Palomar Road Near Serenity Skate Park
LAKE ELSINORE, CALIFORNIA (June 2019) – A skateboarder identified as Daniel Hernandez has tragically died in a car accident on Palomar Road near Serenity Skate Park.
Police are saying that a driver hit Daniel Hernandez and dragged him down the street before taking off. Lake Elsinore police are still trying to identify the hit-and-run driver involved in the accident.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. He was rushed to the Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar.
Despite life-saving efforts Daniel Hernandez later died due to his injuries at the hospital. An unidentified man posted a video to Facebook asking the public for help after the accident.
He described the hit-and-run driver as being in an older white car, with black rims and no license plate. If you have information about this tragedy please reach out to Dep. Petersen at the Lake Elsinore sheriff’s station at (951) 245-3300.
Liability In Hit-And-Run Accidents
It is a felony to flee the scene of an accident that causes bodily injury or death. 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.” Drivers that flee the scene will likely face civil as well as criminal liability. There are many reasons why a hit and run accident may take place:
- A driver may be intoxicated
- A driver may lack insurance
- A driver may have other convictions and be driving on probation
- A driver may experience a “flight or fight” reaction
The family of any victim that is killed in a hit-and-run collision may have legal recourse through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. A car accident attorney can take steps to hold any negligent driver accountable for their actions. Damages in a civil claim can help with funeral expenses, lost wages and emotional trauma.
Investigating A Hit-And-Run Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Daniel Hernandez. This is a complete tragedy that should never have taken place. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to Dep. Petersen at the Lake Elsinore sheriff’s station at (951) 245-3300.
If you or someone that you love has been involved in a car accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you need more information about an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.