Austin Dubinetskiy Sacramento: Austin Dubinetskiy Injured In Sacramento Hit-And-Run Car Accident At Natomas Sideshow
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (September 15, 2020) – A 21-year-old college student identified as Austin Dubinetskiy was seriously injured in a hit-and-run car accident at a Natomas car sideshow.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place on Saturday night. Around 700 cars turned out for the sideshow.
One of the vehicles was doing donuts when it hit Austin Dubinetskiy and ran him over. The driver of that car fled the scene and is currently being sought by police.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident and took the victim to the hospital. Austin Dubinetskiy’s father told reporters that his son sustained a serious brain injury and has a long path to recovery.
An investigation into the hit-and-run collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Sacramento Car Accidents
Head injuries are among the most serious and costly injuries that a person can sustain in a car accident. According to Chandi Edmonds, assistant professor at Feinberg, “The lifetime costs of a patient’s treatment for a traumatic brain injury are estimated to run from $85,000 to $3 million.” It is extremely important to continue to seek medical care after an accident. Insurance companies will often argue that if a person doesn’t seek continuous treatment they must not have been injured that badly. There are a number of reasons that people might flee the scene of car accidents:
- They may fear going to jail
- They may be intoxicated
- They may believe they can get away with it
Drivers that flee the scene of car accidents are likely to face a number of penalties. According to California Vehicle Code 20001, “a person who violates subdivision (a) shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine.” Victims of car accidents may be able to seek justice through a bodily injury claim. Even if the at fault driver does not have insurance victims may still be able to receive compensation through Prop 213.
Investigating A Sacramento Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Austin Dubinetskiy and his family as they are going through such a difficult time. This was a preventable and senseless accident. The driver that hit the victim should do the right thing and turn them-self in to the police.
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