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Hit-and-run on Prospect Avenue in Santa Ana, injuries reported

At least one person was reported injured on Thursday, November 16th, after a tragic hit-and-run on Prospect Avenue in Santa Ana, California.

Santa Ana, CA (November 17, 2023)  At least one person was reported injured on Thursday, November 16th, after a tragic hit-and-run on Prospect Avenue in Santa Ana, California. According to police reports the accident took place at approximately 8:06 a.m. at the intersection with Fairhaven Avenue.

Reports indicate that the perpetrating vehicle collided with at least one other car at the intersection, causing significant damage. The driver the proceeded to flee the scene of the accident, turning it into a hit-and-run crime. Because the driver fled the scene, the full details of the accident are not known.

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At least one individual in the other car was injured and had to be treated by paramedics. The number of victims and their conditions have not been disclosed.

Police are urgently investigating this hit-and-run on Prospect Avenue. They are looking for any information about the driver or vehicle that fled the scene.

Liability In Santa Ana Car Accidents

Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States.  According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Dangerous turns
  • Poorly designed roadways

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This is especially true for commercial drivers that work for a city. A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21801, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard.

If a negligent driver worked for a city, that city could potentially be liable in the event of an accident. Generally speaking, employers are vicariously liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a car accident.

  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.

The family of any victim that has died 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 funeral expenses. It is essential that evidence is properly preserved after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating the Hit-and-Run on Prospect Avenue

We at Accident News Now extend our condolences to those injured in this crash, and wish them a speedy recovery. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about a Santa Ana car accident? Our team of personal injury lawyers are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.

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