41-Year-Old Man Killed In Scooter Accident After Being Hit By Driver On Third Street In Santa Monica
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA (March 20, 2019) – A 41-year-old man has tragically died in a scooter accident on third street after being hit by a driver that fled the scene.
The victim was riding his scooter on Third Street and fell for unknown reasons. This is when a driver on Third Street hit him and then took off. Apparently the driver stopped shortly after the accident, but later took off before paramedics arrived.
Paramedics rushed to the scene of the collision in order to help the man. They said that he suffered substantial head and body trauma and later died at the scene.
The suspects vehicle is only being described as an off-white older-model Toyota Camry. Anyone that may have knowledge about the driver is encourage to reach out to the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8495.
Liability In Hit And Run Collisions
There may be multiple sources of liability in any scooter accident. To begin with, it is a felony to flee the scene of an accident that causes injury to another motorist or pedestrian. Drivers should pull over and wait for the police to arrive. Contacting the police after a serious accident may often mean the difference between life and death. In addition to driver liability, there may also be liability on the part of a scooter company.
As companies like Lime and Bird have grown in popularity so too have the number of scooter accidents. Scooters can be an exciting and cost effective means of getting around but these machines are also prone to a number of defects that can contribute to accident. Here are just a few of the common causes of scooter accidents:
- Stem Collapses
- Stuck Accelerators
- Brake Failures
- Steering Malfunctions
The family of a victim that died in a scooter accident may have legal recourse under California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a wrongful death claim may include compensation for funeral expenses, loss of love, loss of companionship and loss of income. A scooter accident attorney can investigate your claim free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened.
Investigating A Scooter Accident
Have you or someone that you love been involved in a scooter accident? You may have legal recourse. Our personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We can take steps to track down a negligent driver and hold them accountable. We’ve resolved thousands of claims and care deeply that our clients get the justice that they deserve. Whether you need more information about an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can contact us anytime at (888) 888-9285.