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Hit-And-Run Driver Injures Several People On Valencia Sidewalk

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Valencia, CA (November 5, 2023) Several pedestrians were injured early Sunday morning when a vehicle drove onto a Valencia sidewalk and struck them. The driver then drove away from the scene, but authorities said they left behind something very important. Investigators reported that the driver left behind a key piece of evidence: the vehicles bumper with the license plate still attached.

The story of this accident begins with a large group of pedestrians happily congregating on a sidewalk in Valencia, Santa Clarita. It was Sunday morning, November 5th, not quite 2:00 a.m., yet, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Office. People stood on the sidewalk on Town Center Drive, laughing and talking with no idea what was about to happen.

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There was footage of the accident from a local security camera. The footage shows a whit SUV driving too fast and unsafely down the road before it jumps onto the curb and onto the sidewalk full of pedestrians. The video shows people running and trying to dodge the vehicle as it drives onto the sidewalk. The vehicle struck several people, then the driver slammed the vehicle into reverse, backed up and sped away from the scene.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene and found at least six people with injuries from the hit-and-run collision. Miraculously, no one sustained serious or life-threatening injuries in this crash.

Investigators later reported that the evidence left at the scene allowed them to quickly find the suspects. Two women were taken into custody on suspicion of driving while under the influence.

Liability In  Valencia DUI Car Accidents

It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:

  • Delayed reaction times
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Impaired judgment
  • Lowered alertness

The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Valencia DUI Car Accident

We at Accident News Now extend well wishes to those injured in this hit-and-run accident. 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 an accident that took place in Valencia? 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 legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.


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