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Long Beach, CA (February 23, 2020) – A female pedestrian suffered critical injuries in a hit-and-run crash that took place in Long Beach. The crash happened at the intersection of 20th Street and Atlantic Avenue on Friday, February 21st.
According to police, the female pedestrian was crossing 20th Street in a marked crosswalk when she was struck by a southbound vehicle around 9:10 p.m. The Long Beach Police Department, along with rescue workers, responded to the crash scene. When authorities arrived, they found the unidentified woman unconscious with upper-body injuries. She was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. The driver who struck the woman fled the scene before police arrived.
The hit-and-run vehicle is described as an older model grey SUV and the driver is believed to be a male.
An investigation is ongoing. No further details have been released at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim.
California ranks near the top of national statistics for hit-and-run crashes. In 2016, for example, our state led the nation with 337 fatalities attributed to hit-and-run incidents. In addition to fatal collisions, thousands more will be injured hit-and-run crashes each year.
Drivers who choose to flee the scene of a crash will face significant legal consequences once they are apprehended. Strong criminal laws are in place to punish hit-and-run drivers. In addition, the driver will face civil liability if their negligent actions were a cause of the crash.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a California hit-and-run crash, our California car accident lawyers at The May Firm are here for you. We have experience with all types of crashes and we are familiar with the legal issues surrounding hit-and-run accidents in particular.
With offices in Long Beach, we are standing by to help you at any time. For your free consultation, please contact us at (844) 629-3476.
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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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