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Six teens were involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on January 19th in Southern California. Three teens were killed, while the other three suffered moderate injuries.
The teens were in a Toyota Prius that crashed into another vehicle. The Prius then slammed into a tree. Firefighters were successfully able to free some teens out of the car. However, one boy was declared dead at the scene of the accident, while the other two were declared dead at the hospital. There has yet to be information released on whether or not they had seatbelts on. Drug or alcohol tests will be administered on the teens to determine if they were intoxicated.
There was a bystander that followed the suspect, who was driving a Honda Infiniti, and reported the incident to California Highway Patrol. The driver at-fault for the hit-and-run was later arrested.
Types Of Hit And Run Accidents
California strictly enforces laws for hit-and-run collisions. There are primarily 3 situations where it is best to have a hit-and-run attorney. These include:
Hit And Run Laws In California
Those at-fault for a hit-and-run accident will face consequences. California law treats this type of incident very seriously. The convicted party will endure heavy fines and a prison sentence of six months.
California identifies many hit-and-run situations as misdemeanors. However, the consequences may worsen if death is involved or if the driver at-fault was intoxicated. Depending on the severity of the case, the charges may change to a felony.
West Coast Trial Lawyers Is Here To Help
Victims of hit-and-run cases are subject to costly repairs, bodily damage, and mental anguish. West Coast Trial Lawyers knows how stressful this can be and we handle each case with the individual attention and compassion you deserve. We have car accident attorneys with over 60 years of collective legal experience with handling personal injury cases. No fees will be charged until your case has been won or settled. To schedule a free, no obligation consultation, contact us by calling (213) 927-3700 or emailing [email protected]