It sounds like a scene from a movie, but unfortunately this is not a story weaved of non-fiction. When we talk about serious San Diego car accidents, this is about as serious as they get.
A 26-year-old man was injured in a hit-and-run accident that happened just moments after a fight broke out in the parking lot of a Chula Vista restaurant as reported by the San Diego Union Tribune. The man who was hit did not think he experienced any personal injuries initially after the car struck him, but later had to be transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
For our firm’s Chula Vista auto accident attorneys, this is a troubling case. Hit-and-run cases are usually a case of negligence. The driver did not mean to hit another car or person, but drove off to avoid responsibility. Though there is currently no evidence to prove otherwise, this may not be an accident, but rather a case of malice, where someone intentionally meant to harm the man after the fight.
Around 2 a.m. on the night of the accident, a fight broke out among customers of Agave Grill, in the restaurant’s parking lot. A red Chevrolet Camaro pulled out of the parking lot, hitting one of the patrons, and instead of stopping, was last seen speeding away from the scene of the accident.
The man was taken home by friends because he claimed to not be hurt, but approximately one hour later was taken to the hospital for a hemorrage in his head that was causing a severe brain injury. At this point, the police were notified of the accident and are determining if there is any connection between it and the fight that broke out earlier.
An employee for the Agave Grill would not comment on the accident.
What our firm’s San Diego auto accident attorneys want to remind you is that road rage does not have to start in a car. Any time a person is upset or aggitated with another individual on the road, road rage could possibly take over leading to personal injury or wrongful death.
The best way to prevent road rage from happening is to be as kind and curteous as possible, not letting emotion overtake common sense and imparing the safety of you, as well as those around you.
If you or a loved one have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, then we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible at 1-800-655-6585 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced auto accident attorney in San Diego. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.
Do you think this is a case of road rage? What do you do to stay calm and free of road rage behind the wheel?