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Imperial Beach, CA – Injuries Reported in Hit-&-Run at 12th St & Imperial Beach Blvd

February 20, 2023

Man holding steering wheel in car accident

Imperial Beach, CA (February 19, 2023) – On Friday, February 17, a hit-and-run crash in Imperial Beach left one person injured. 

The accident was reported at the intersection of 12th Street and Imperial Beach Boulevard at around 5 a.m. A driver reportedly hit the victim and then fled the scene on foot. In the abandoned vehicle, officials found drug paraphernalia and a handgun. It is unknown if the vehicle was stolen at this time. 

The crash victim was hospitalized for treatment. No additional information has been provided at this time. 

The investigation into the cause of the crash is in progress. 

California Hit-&-Run Accidents

Imperial Beach, CA - Injuries Reported in Hit-&-Run at 12th St & Imperial Beach BlvdA hit-and-run accident is one in which at least one party leaves the scene without assisting those who are injured. Around 5% of traffic deaths involve pedestrians, who are commonly hurt in hit-and-run accidents. Nearly  20% of pedestrian crash fatalities are related to drivers who fled the scene, and hit-and-run accidents are rising nationwide on average by 7.2% every year. Because they are unable to prosecute the responsible person, pedestrians are more at risk.

Whether you are hit by a car on the sidewalk, in a parking lot, or even while crossing the street, you might be eligible to submit a personal injury claim for compensation. Under California’s negligence rules, a negligent driver may be held liable if they cause a serious car accident resulting in injuries. The carelessness or negligence of another individual or the owner of a piece of property may hold them liable for your injuries, even if you are unsure of who caused the accident. Talk about your case with your California pedestrian injury lawyer to see if you qualify for compensation for your injuries.

If you were affected by a vehicle collision, you need a skilled California personal injury lawyer fighting for your rights. The lawyers at The Wilshire Law Firm will take whatever necessary steps to guarantee that anyone hurt in a car accident receives the full amount of their claim. You might be eligible to get compensation for damages like your medical expenses and missed wages. Helping accident victims wounded in auto accidents is a specialty of our personal injury attorneys. Call an Imperial Beach pedestrian accident attorney at 800-358-1884 to explore your case if you believe you were wrongfully injured in a collision.