A hit and run crash might always carry serious consequences. Thar was certainly the case for a recent San Diego accident in which multiple people were impacted. If you have been the victim of a hit and run crash already, getting ready to file a legal claim can be difficult if you’re not sure of the identity of the other person who hit you. Gathering evidence and talking to witnesses can help you start the process.
One San Diego man is accused of striking two individuals in the street and dragging them hundreds of feet from the site of the collision, according to San Diego Police. Two pedestrians were hospitalized and a 21-year-old man was arrested after a hit and run crash in the Midway District.
The two men involved in the accident were crossing Sports Arena Boulevard at Rosecrans Street at approximately 10:00 pm when they were hit by an oncoming car. The pedestrians were inside the crosswalk when they were struck. One of the victims was dragged for 800 feet and suffered major injuries, including a fractured pelvis. He, as well as, the second victim were taken to UCSD Hospital. One witness captured the license plate of the vehicle involved in the collision. This accident highlights the devastating nature of many hit and run collisions and the importance of witness details being taken down promptly after the accident occurs.
In a hit and run crash, it can be extremely challenging for victims who may not be aware of their surroundings at the time to point out who may have hit them or any identifying information about the car. If you have recently been involved in a hit and run accident in San Diego, it is important to gather evidence from the scene of the accident as soon as possible after it happens.
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