A mother and her child were injured in a hit-and-run accident in Bay Terraces. According to San Diego police officers, the incident occurred in the evening while the 30-year-old woman and her young daughter were crossing the street. However, the driver in question had a green light, and was not speeding, according to witnesses at the scene.
Witnesses also say that the man who hit the pair stopped to check out the scene of the accident, and then left after a brief interaction with one of the witnesses. The victims were transported to the hospital via Mercy Air, where they were treated for brain injuries that were not life threatening. The vehicle in question was described as being a black SUV or older model minivan that had some significant damage on the driver’s side in front.
This matter is particularly complicated due to the shared fault in the incident. If the mother and child truly attempted to cross while the driver had a green light, there is a decent chance that the driver would not typically be held liable in the accident. However, the fact that the driver abandoned an accident seen would likely be considered a crime, which would complicate matters in the case.
If you or a loved one suffers injuries in a pedestrian accident, it is important that you secure legal assistance from a team of attorneys you can trust to help you seek compensation from those responsible. Contact the dedicated San Diego personal injury lawyers at Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire today.