San Jose Hit-and-run Pedestrian Accident Severely Injures 18-year-old Girl

San Jose Hit-and-run Pedestrian Accident Severely Injures 18-year-old Girl

A hit-and-run pedestrian accident occurred in San Jose on Sunday, February 6, and severely injured an 18-year-old female, according to MercuryNews.com. The collision occurred around 2:37 a.m. when the girl was crossing the street with her boyfriend at Tierra Buena Drive and Fontaine Road. A vehicle believed to be either a silver mini-van or an SUV crashed into the girl and dragged her 2,000 feet, breaking her pelvic bones, before driving away. The only identifying detail about the accident that the girl and her boyfriend were able to provide was that the driver was male. The girl’s family has raised a $5,000 reward for any information pertaining to the whereabouts of the hit-and-run driver.

It is illegal for a motorist to leave the scene of a car accident, especially if another person sustained injury. According to the California Vehicle Code Section 20001-20004, any driver who causes serious bodily injury to someone other than themselves must stop their vehicle immediately and assist the injured person, which can include transporting or making arrangements for transportation to a medical care facility.

All motorists have a responsibility to pay close attention to their surroundings and obey traffic laws in order to prevent San Jose pedestrian accidents and car collisions from occurring. When that responsibility is ignored and someone is seriously injured or killed as a result, the negligent driver can be held liable for all accident-related damages.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a pedestrian or car accident in San Jose, it would be highly beneficial for you to contact the San Jose personal injury attorneys at Van Der Walde & Associates. With extensive experience successfully handling a wide variety of personal injury cases, our lawyers can help you understand your rights and hold negligent parties accountable. An injury can place a heavy burden on a family physically, mentally, and financially. Medical expenses can skyrocket quickly, particularly if the injury requires long-term treatment. We will fight to ensure that you are compensated fairly for all damages that result from your San Jose pedestrian accident. To learn more about how we can help, call Van Der Walde & Associates at 1-(800) 900-0863 for a free consultation.

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