There are lots of reasons to stop on the road — stop signs, traffic lightscrossing vehicles — but one of the number one reasons you should stop is in the event of a pedestrian accident with your car.

When motorists crash into pedestrians with their cars and flee the scene, that’s called a hit-and-run accident.  The San Diego Union Tribune reports that the man suspected of hit-and-run driving in Mount Hope has been arrested.

Our firm’s San Diego car accident lawyers can think of not one reason that you should ever leave the scene after hitting someone, because their personal injuries need to be accounted for.  If you leave the scene of an automobile accident, the law will likely come down hard on you.

Around 11 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2010, a 56-year-old pedestrian was crossing Market Street at 42 Street when a car ran a red light and ended up striking her.  The car was last seen speeding off, but local authorities tracked down the suspect, who was later arrested in Santee.

Th pedestrian, who suffered serious personal injuries to her face and one of her legs, was transported to a nearby Mount Hope hospital for medical treatment.  It is expected that her injuries are not life-threatening.

Our firm’s car accident lawyers in San Diego are always looking to stop accidents before they start.  In the case of pedestrians, always slow down and give them the right of way.  Being in a car, you forget how easily it is to accidentally clip a person outside of one and that you are in a much bigger and heavier piece of equipment than a human body.

Be careful.  Be watchful.  And most of all, be safe to yourself and those around you.

Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney and find out how we can help you.  We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case.  There is no fee if no recovery.