Pedestrian Injured In Sacramento Hit-And-Run Car Accident Near The Intersection of Marconi Avenue and Watt Avenue
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (October 30, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit and run car accident along Marconi Avenue by Watt Avenue.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 7:30 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a car hit the pedestrian who was riding a bicycle.
By the time police officers arrived the driver fled the scene. The victim was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
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.” Drivers that flee the scene of an accident are likely to face criminal as well as civil liability.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
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. Even if the at fault driver does not have insurance you may have legal recourse through Prop 213. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.