Francisco Rodriguez Sacramento: Bicyclist Francisco Rodriguez Identified As Victim of Hit-And-Run Car Accident By Alhambra Boulevard and T Street
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (May 1, 2019) – A bicyclist identified as Francisco Rodriguez was injured in a hit-and-run collision by the intersection of Alhambra Boulevard and T Street.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 2:00 a.m. The driver hit Francisco Rodriguez and left him facedown and unconscious in the street before taking off.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident in order to help Francisco Rodriguez. Authorities are asking anyone that may have seen what happened to reach out to them at the Sacramento Police Department at (916) 264-5471.
Liability In Hit-And-Run Accidents
According to a report from AAA, “2049 people were killed by hit-and-run crashes in 2016 — a 62 percent increase from 2009, the last year in which a downward trend was recorded. AAA said the data makes 2016 the deadliest year since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began compiling statistics on fatal motor vehicle crashes in 1975.” Those that manage to survive are often left with serious injuries.
It is a felony to leave the scene of an accident that causes great 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 choose to flee the scene of an accident are likely to face criminal as well as civil liability.
Any person that is injured in a car accident may be able to receive damages through a personal injury claim. Damages can include money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. For example, even a moderate traumatic brain injury can result in life-time medical costs of over $500,000. A pedestrian 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 Francisco Rodriguez and his family as he continues to recover. It is unthinkable that any person would leave someone to die in the middle of the street. It is our sincere hope that anyone who may have seen what happened will reach out to police as they continue their investigation.
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a hit-and-run accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We can take steps to help get you the justice that you deserve. Whether you need assistance after an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.