Eric Riley Sacramento: Eric Riley Injured In Sacramento Hit-And-Run Car Accident Near Power Inn Road And Folsom Boulevard
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (April 21. 2020) – A man identified as Eric Riley was seriously injured in a car accident near Power Inn Road and Folsom Boulevard.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the collision took place around 1:00 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a car hit Eric Riley as he was walking.
That driver fled the scene and is currently being pursued by police. Paramedics arrived at the scene and took Eric Riley to the hospital.
An investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Sacramento Hit-And-Run Car Accidents
It is a felony to flee the scene of a car accident that results in bodily injury or death. According to California Vehicle Code 20001, “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident and shall fulfill the requirements of Sections 20003 and 20004.” There are a number of factors that commonly contribute to car accidents including:
- Drug use
- Alcohol use
- Driver fatigue
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with civil claims.
Investigating A Sacramento Hit-And-Run Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Eric Riley as he continues to recover. This was a preventable accident that should not have taken place. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.