Victim was struck while running across lanes of freeway by hit-and-run driver
According to a recent article from MyNewsLA, there was a hit-and-run vehicle vs. pedestrian accident late Tuesday night on the Interstate 15 Freeway.
As mentioned in the news, the accident occurred on Tuesday at about 11:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the 15 Freeway, near Central Avenue.
The unnamed victim’s motorcycle had broken down on the right shoulder of the freeway just before the motorcyclist decided to cross the northbound side, towards southbound lanes of the freeway, said the news.
As he ran across lanes, a hit-and-run driver struck the victim, mentioned the article. The driver fled the scene, and the collision severed the motorcyclist’s leg, according to California Highway Patrol officers.
Additionally, Riverside County Fire Department paramedics responded to the incident shortly after to stabilize the victim and transport him to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar. The victim was stated to have been in critical condition.
Furthermore, although the leg was missing after the incident, authorities were able to find the missing limb. It was not stated whether or not the limb could be re-attached or not.
A description of the hit-and-run vehicle was not immediately released, although updates should be expected.
Currently, this crash remains under investigation as authorities work to determine the exact cause and liable party in the crash.
Further details will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.
Our May Firm staff is deeply saddened upon hearing news of this accident, and will keep the victim as well as their family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers during this tremendously difficult time.
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