Recently, a woman watched in horror as a 60-year old man crossing the street to catch a bus to work was run down by a hit-and-run driver. The accident happened close to an elementary school.
Witnesses said the pedestrian held his hand up to get the driver to stop, but when he realized the driver was not going to, he tried to get out of the way - it was too late. A woman waiting for a red light to change saw the entire incident. She said the driver didn't appear to be speeding, but when he or she hit the pedestrian, the vehicle kept going.
According to people who live in that area, there is usually a high volume of traffic at that time. In addition, drivers are known to drive through the intersection faster than they should.
California Vehicle Code 20001 states, "The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to any person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident."
The pedestrian died soon after being struck. Investigators do not believe speed was a factor, but they think the morning dew and sun glare could have contributed to this fatal crash. San Bernardino Police are asking anyone with information regarding this tragic accident to contact them. The driver is facing charges of hit-and-run and not stopping to aid the dying man.
I hope they contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will investigate the accident and determine if they are entitled to compensation for the loss of their family member.