A 46-year old San Bernardino man riding his motorcycle on the westbound 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar the other morning lost control and was thrown onto the road - directly in the path of a Honda.
The Honda ran over him and the motorcycle. He pulled over to the right shoulder for a minute and then fled the scene. CHP officers tracked him down and arrested him on suspicion of felony hit-and-run.
California Vehicle Code 20001(a) 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."
According to California Vehicle Code 20001VC, if convicted of California felony hit-and-run involving death, you can face a fine of $1,000 to $10,000 and up to three years in the California State Prison.
The motorcyclist died shortly after. CHP is investigating the accident to determine the reasons he lost control. The arrested man is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
If you have lost a family member in a hit-and-run accident, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who is skilled in wrongful death cases - one who will give you the personal service and compassionate understanding you need and deserve.