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UPDATE: Alejandra Nieves, Leopoldo Solorio Injured In Los Angeles Car Accident While on Horseback Along Foothill Boulevard Near Wheatland Avenue

Nov 1, 2019

Alejandra Nieves, Leopoldo Solorio Injured In Los Angeles Car Accident While on Horseback Along Foothill Boulevard Near Wheatland Avenue In Lake View Terrace –> Support The Victims Through Go Fund Me 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (November 1, 2019) – A husband and wife identified as Alejandra Nieves and Leopoldo Solorio were seriously injured in a hit-and-run car accident while they were riding on horseback on Foothill Avenue by Wheatland Avenue.

Los Angeles police are saying that Alejandra Nieves and Leopoldo Solorio were in the Lake View Terrace area when a 32-year-old driving a van hit them. The driver then proceeded to hit a wall before fleeing the scene on foot.

Police arrested the suspect and he has been charged with felony hit-and-run. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the two victims. 

Alejandra Nieves and Leopoldo Solorio were taken to the hospital with critical injuries. You can support the two victims through their Go Fund Me page. 

According to the Go Fund Me page: “Alejandra and Leopoldo were on their way back from a trail ride.  They were a feet away from their boarding facility when they were struck from behind by a vehicle.  The two horses  died at the scene and the husband and wife  were seriously injured and are hospitalized.

Alejandra and Leopoldo love their horses and considered them a member of the family. They are devastated over the loss of the horses and Leopoldo worries about not being able to support the family during this crisis.”

An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability In Hit-And-Run 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.” There are a number of reasons that hit-and-run accidents occur including:

  • Speeding
  • Driver intoxication
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver distraction
  • Drivers who have a suspended licence 

Pedestrians that are injured in hit-and-run accidents are protected by a number of laws. For example, they may be able to file a bodily injury claim in order to recover compensation for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Even if the at fault driver does not have car insurance victims may still have legal recourse through Prop 213. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. 

Getting Help After A Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Alejandra Nieves and Leopoldo Solorio as they continue to recover. Any person that may have seen this accident should come forward and speak with police. We strongly encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me page set up for the victims.  

If you or someone that you care about has been injured 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 get the medical and financial support that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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